William Gordon (Royal Navy officer, born 1784)
William Gordon by Henry William Pickersgill
|Born||18 December 1784|
|Died||3 February 1858 (aged 73)|
|Commands held||Nore Command|
Gordon was the second son of George Gordon, Lord Haddo, son of George Gordon, 3rd Earl of Aberdeen. His mother was Charlotte, daughter of William Baird, while Prime Minister George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, and Sir Robert Gordon were his brothers. He joined the Royal Navy in 1797 and went on to be Fourth Naval Lord from 1841 to 1846 and Commander-in-Chief, The Nore from 1854 to 1857. He was elected at a by-election in September 1820 as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Aberdeenshire, and held the seat until August 1854, when he resigned by taking the Chiltern Hundreds.
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- Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844–1850]. Craig, F. W. S., ed. The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 616. ISBN 0-900178-13-2.
- The Peerage.com
- Department of Information Services (9 June 2009). "Appointments to the Chiltern Hundreds and Manor of Northstead Stewardships since 1850" (PDF). House of Commons Library. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
- Australian Antarctic Data Centre
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Gordon
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Aberdeenshire
Sir James Dundas
|Fourth Naval Lord
|Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
Sir Edward Harvey