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aberdeen, john campbell gordon, 1st marquess of - Aberdeen, JOHN CAMPBELL GORDON, 1ST MARQUESS OF (1847-1934); aberdeen, john campbell gordon, 1st marquess of - British politician. Born Aug. 3, 1847, and educated at St. Andrews and Oxford, he succeeded his brother as 7th earl in 1870. One of Gladstone's intimate friends, he was lord-lieutenant of Ireland in 1886, and in 1893-98 governor-general of Canada. In 1905 he was lord-lieutenant of Ireland, a post he retained until 1915, when on his retirement he was made marquess of Aberdeen and Temair. He had been a privy councillor since 1886. He died March 7, 1934. Lady Aberdeen (1857-1939), a daughter of the 1st Lord Tweedmouth whom he married in 1877, was prominent in political and philanthropic circles. She died April 18, 1939. In 1926 a volume of reminiscences by Lord Aberdeen and his wife was published, entitled We Twa, followed in 1929 by More Cracks with We Twa. Lord Haddo, eldest son of the 1st marquess, succeeded on his father's death. He was born Jan. 20, 1879. Haddo House, Aberdeenshire, is the family seat.
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