Charles Hector Fitzroy Maclean, Baron Maclean (1916 - 1990)

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About Charles Hector Fitzroy Maclean, Baron Maclean

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"Charles Hector Fitzroy Maclean, Baron Maclean, Bt, KT, PC, GCVO, KBE, (5 May 1916 – 8 February 1990) was Lord Chamberlain to Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom from 1971 to 1984. He became the 27th Clan Chief of Clan Maclean of Duart in 1936 at the death of his grandfather.

He was born on 5 May 1916 to Major Hector Fitzroy Maclean (1873–1932) and Winifred Joan Wilding (c1875-1941), daughter of J. H. Wilding.

He succeeded as the 27th Chief of Clan Maclean of Duart in 1936 at the death of his grandfather, Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 10th Baronet.

He saw active service in World War II while serving in the Scots Guards. He fought in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. After the war ended he became a sheep and cattle farmer in Scotland. He was Lord Lieutenant of Argyllshire from 1954 to 1975.

Maclean was the Chief Scout of The Scout Association in the UK between 1959 and 1971, and continued as Chief Scout of the Commonwealth until August 1975. In 1967, he was awarded the Bronze Wolf, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting.

He was created a life peer as Baron Maclean, of Duart and Morven in the County of Argyll in 1971. His first ceremonial assignment as Lord Chamberlain was the 1972 funeral of the Duke of Windsor. He was Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1984 and 1985.

He died on 8 February 1990 at Hampton Court Palace."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Charles Maclean, Baron Maclean', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 29 July 2012, 19:00 UTC, <,_Baron_Maclean&oldid=504807018> [accessed 19 December 2012]

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Charles Hector Fitzroy Maclean, Baron Maclean's Timeline

May 5, 1916
February 8, 1990
Age 73