William Hamilton-Gordon

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About William Hamilton-Gordon

Gordon was the second son of George Gordon, Lord Haddo, son of George Gordon, 3rd Earl of Aberdeen.[3] His mother was Charlotte, daughter of William Baird,[3] while Prime Minister George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, and Sir Robert Gordon were his brothers. He joined the Royal Navy in 1797 and went on to be Fourth Naval Lord from 1841 to 1846 and Commander-in-Chief, The Nore from 1854 to 1857.[3] He was elected at a by-election in September 1820 as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Aberdeenshire,[2] and held the seat until August 1854,[1] when he resigned by taking the Chiltern Hundreds.[4] Gordon died in February 1858[3] and Cape Gordon on Vega Island in the Antarctic is now called after him.[5

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February 3, 1858
Age 73