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CodeNA9232
Dates1871-1942
Person NameStewart-Murray; family; Sir John George
Epithetfamily
ActivitySir John George Stewart-Murray (1871-1942), eighth Duke of Atholl, was born on 15 December 1871, the second son of Sir John James Henry Stewart-Murray (1840-1917), 7th Duke of Atholl, and his wife Louisa, daughter of Sir Thomas Moncrieffe. He He was Lord Lieutenant of Perthshire and member of parliament for West Perthshire, 1910-1917. He succeeded his father in 1917 and was knighted in 1918. In 1921 he was sworn Privy Councillor of Great Britain. He was Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1918, 1919 and 1920, and Grand Master Mason of Scotland, 1908-1913. From 1921-1922 he was appointed Lord Chamberlain of the Household and in 1928 received the Freedom of the City of Edinburgh. During his military career he served in an expedition to the Nile in 1898, the South African War, 1899-1902 and the First World War, 1914-1919. He was aide-de-camp to King George V (1865-1936) from 1920-1931. On 20 July 1899 he married Katharine Marjory (1874-1960), public servant, daughter of Sir James Ramsay, tenth baronet of Banff, East Perthshire. He died without issue on 16 March 1942 and was succeeded by his brother James Thomas Stewart-Murray (1879-1957), ninth Duke of Atholl.
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