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aberdeen, george gordon, 1st earl of - Aberdeen, GEORGE GORDON, 1ST EARL OF (1637-1720);
aberdeen, george gordon, 1st earl of - Scottish lawyer. Born Oct. 3,1637, second son of Sir John Gordon, Bart., he graduated at King's College, Aberdeen, where he was a professor for four years. In 1667 he succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his elder brother. He was made a judge, as Lord Haddo, in 1680, and in 1681 became president of the court of session. In 1682 he was made chancellor of Scotland, and created earl of Aberdeen, but was dismissed from the chancellorship in 1684 for toleration towards Nonconformists. He died at Kellie, April 20, 1720. Aberdeen is supposed to be the hero of the old Scottish song, Cauld Kail in Aberdeen.

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