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About John Adrian Hope, 1st Baron Glendevon,_1st_Baron_Glendevon

John Adrian Louis Hope, 1st Baron Glendevon PC (7 April 1912–18 January 1996), known as Lord John Hope from 1912 to 1964, was a Scottish Tory politician. Hope was the younger son of Victor Alexander John Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, and Doreen Maud Milner. His elder twin brother was Charles William Frederick Hope, 3rd Marquess of Linlithgow. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford and served in the Second World War in Norway and Italy with the Scots Guards, achieving the rank of temporary Major. He was twice mentioned in despatches.

In 1945 Hope was elected Member of Parliament for Midlothian and Peebles North, a seat he held until 1950, and then represented Edinburgh Pentlands from 1950 to 1964. Hope served in the Conservative administrations of Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden and Harold Macmillan as Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from 1954 to 1956, as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations from 1956 to 1957 and as Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland from 1957 to 1959. In 1959 he was appointed Minister of Works and invested a Privy Counsellor. Hope remained as head of the Ministry of Works until 1962. In 1964 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Glendevon, of Midhope in the County of Linlithgow.

Lord Glendevon married Elizabeth Paravicini (1915–1998), the former wife of Vincent Paravicini and the only child of the author W. Somerset Maugham, in 1948. They had two sons. Lord Glendevon died on 18 January 1996, aged 83, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son, Julian.

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April 7, 1912
March 6, 1950
Age 37
London, United Kingdom
April 23, 1952
Age 40
United Kingdom
January 18, 1996
Age 83