Dudley Gordon, 3rd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair

Lieutenant-Colonel Dudley Gladstone Gordon, 3rd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair DSO (6 May 1883 – 16 April 1972), styled Lord Dudley Gordon from 1916 to 1965, was a British peer, soldier, and industrialist.


The Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair

Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
Arms of the Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
Born
Lord Dudley Gladstone Gordon

(1883-05-06)6 May 1883
Died16 April 1972(1972-04-16) (aged 88)
Alma materHarrow School University of Aberdeen
OccupationSoldier, industrialist
Spouse(s)Cécile Drummond
Margaret Munn
ChildrenDavid Gordon, 4th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
Lady Jessamine Harmsworth
Archibald Gordon, 5th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
Captain Lord Michael Gordon
Alastair Gordon, 6th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
Parent(s)John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
Ishbel Hamilton-Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair
Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
In office
1965–1972
Preceded byGeorge Gordon
Succeeded byDavid Gordon
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/serviceFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
RankLieutenant Colonel
UnitGordon Highlanders
Commands8/10th Battalion
AwardsDistinguished Service Order

Early life and familyEdit

Aberdeen was the second son of John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, and his wife Ishbel, daughter of Dudley Marjoribanks, 1st Baron Tweedmouth. He attended Harrow School and was awarded an honorary doctorate of Law from the University of Aberdeen.

Military serviceEdit

He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 8th Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders in 1914. He was shortly thereafter transferred to the 9th Battalion as a temporary captain, and was later promoted to temporary major. In 1917, he received the Distinguished Service Order for gallantry in supervising the construction of two artillery tracks under enemy fire.[1] He later gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and served as commander of the 8/10th Battalion from 1917 to 1919.

CareerEdit

He worked for J. and E. Hall Ltd (an engineering company based in Dartford, Kent) from 1907 and became a director in 1910.

Aberdeen was President of the British Association for Refrigeration from 1926 to 1929, President of the British Engineers Association from 1936 to 1939, and President of the Federation of British Industries between 1940 and 1943, as well as serving as President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.[2]

FamilyEdit

Lord Aberdeen and Temair married, firstly, Cécile Elizabeth Drummond (7 August 1878 – 17 September 1948), daughter of George James Drummond, on 25 April 1907. They had five children:

He married, secondly, Margaret Gladys Munn (died 22 November 1990) on 17 June 1949.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 30466". The London Gazette. 8 January 1918. p. 562.
  2. ^ http://heritage.imeche.org/historyimeche/pastpresidents/president/LordDudleyGordon.htm

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Gordon
Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
1965–1972
Succeeded by
David Gordon
Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
Oliver Vaughan Snell Bulleid
President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
1947
Succeeded by
E. William Gregson