Donald Cameron of Lochiel (1835–1905)

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Donald Cameron of Lochiel DL (5 April 1835 – 30 November 1905) was a Scottish Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1868 to 1885. He was chieftain, the 24th chief ("Lochiel") of Clan Cameron.

Donald Cameron of Lochiel with Clementina Maude, Viscountess Hawarden, 1861.

Cameron was the eldest son of Donald Cameron, 23rd Lochiel, and succeeded his father as chief in 1858. He was employed in the diplomatic service and was first attache for the Earl of Elgin's special embassy to China. He was then at the British Embassy in Berlin. He was a Justice of the Peace for Buckinghamshire and a Deputy Lieutenant for Inverness.[1]

At the 1868 general election Cameron was elected Member of Parliament for Inverness-shire. He held the seat until 1885.[2] He was groom in waiting to Queen Victoria from 1874 to 1880.[1] From 1887 he was the Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire.[3]

Cameron married Margaret Montagu-Douglas-Scott, daughter of Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch in 1875. They had four sons, including Donald Cameron, 25th Lochiel.


  1. ^ a b Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1881
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "I"
  3. ^ "Clan Cameron genealogies". Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2007.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry James Baillie
Member of Parliament
for Inverness-shire

Succeeded by
Charles Fraser-Mackintosh
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Lovat
Lord Lieutenant of Inverness
Succeeded by
Alfred Donald Mackintosh