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George Gordon

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Hanover Square, London
Death: January 6, 1965 (85)
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Son of John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair and Ishbel Maria Hamilton-Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen & Temair, GBE
Husband of Mary Florence Clixby and Anna Orrok Stronach Sheila Forbes
Brother of Dudley Gordon, 3rd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair; Marjorie Adeline Gordon; Dorothea Mary Gordon and Archibald Ian Gordon

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About George, 2nd Marquess of Aberdeen & Temair, OBE,_2nd_Marquess_of_Aberdeen_and_Temair

George Gordon, 2nd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair OBE, K.StJ, JP (20 January 1879 – 6 January 1965), styled Lord Haddo until 1916 and Earl of Haddo from 1916 to 1934, was a Scottish peer and politician.

Aberdeen was born in 1879 at Grosvenor Square, London, the eldest son of John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, and his wife Ishbel, daughter of Dudley Marjoribanks, 1st Baron Tweedmouth. He was educated at Harrow, St Andrews University and Balliol College, Oxford. He was a Progressivemember of the London County Council for Peckham from 1910 to 1925 and for Fulham West from 1931 and 1934. He was also Chairman of the Charity Organization Society from 1934 to 1937 and Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire between 1934 and 1965. Aberdeen was invested as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1920, as a Knight of the Order of St John (K.StJ) in 1949 and was awarded an honorary doctorate of Laws from the University of Aberdeen, in 1954.

Lord Aberdeen and Temair married, firstly, Mary Florence Clixby, on 6 August 1906. After her death in 1937 he married, secondly, Anna Orrok Stronach Sheila Forbes, on 21 December 1940. She died in 1949. There were no children from the two marriages. Lord Aberdeen and Temair died in January 1965, aged 85, and was succeeded in the marquessate by his younger brother, Dudley.

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January 20, 1879
Hanover Square, London
January 6, 1965
Age 85