David George Ian Alexander Gordon (1908 - 1974)

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About David George Ian Alexander Gordon


Major David George Ian Alexander Gordon, 4th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, CBE, K.StJ (21 January 1908 – 13 September 1974) was a British peer, soldier, and the son of Dudley Gordon, 3rd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair.


Gordon attended Harrow School and graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, in 1930 with a Bachelor of Arts, then with a Masters in 1968.

He gained the rank of Major in the service of the 5th/7th Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders and fought in the Second World War.

He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire in 1949, Vice-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire from 1959 to 1974, and Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire in 1973.

He was a County Councillor for Aberdeenshire in 1950 and Justice of the Peace for Aberdeenshire in 1955.

He was admitted to Royal Company of Archers in 1955 and invested as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1963. He was invested as a Knight of the Order of St John in 1964 and was a director of Northern Area Clydesdale Bank in 1968.



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David George Ian Alexander, 4th Marquess of Aberdeen & Temair, CBE's Timeline

January 21, 1908
April 29, 1939
Age 31
Age 65