William McNair Snadden
|Sir William McNair Snadden
|Under-Secretary of State for Scotland|
2 November 1951 – 3 June 1955
Serving with Thomas Galbraith and James Henderson-Stewart
|Prime Minister||Winston Churchill
|Preceded by||John Robertson, Peggy Herbison and Tom Fraser|
|Succeeded by||Niall Macpherson|
|Member of Parliament for Kinross and Western Perthshire|
21 December 1938 – 26 May 1955
|Preceded by||Katharine Stewart-Murray|
|Succeeded by||Gilmour Leburn|
|Born||15 January 1896|
|Died||23 November 1959(aged 63)|
The youngest son of the Reverend James Snadden, the young Snadden was educated at Dollar Academy. In 1915, early in the Great War, he was commissioned into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and served with the British Expeditionary Force in France between 1915 and 1917.
Snadden was elected as the Unionist Member of Parliament for Kinross and West Perthshire at a by-election in 1938, following the resignation of Katharine Marjory Stewart-Murray, Duchess of Atholl, who had left the Scottish Unionist Party in protest against the National government's European policy, and who stood again as an Independent; regaining the seat only narrowly, Snadden held it until he stood down at the 1955 general election. He was joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland from 1951 to 1955.
He was Chairman of the Scottish Food Hygiene Council, President of the Smithfield Club, and President of the Scottish Unionist Association. He was a keen farmer and stock breeder in Perthshire.
On his retirement he was created a baronet. The baronetcy became extinct on his death.
- Leigh Rayment's list of baronets [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William McNair Snadden
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Duchess of Atholl
|Member of Parliament for Kinross & West Perthshire
1938 – 1955
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
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