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John Adrian Louis Hope, 1st Baron Glendevon, PC (7 April 1912 – 18 January 1996), known as Lord John Hope from 1912 to 1964, was a Scottish Tory politician. Hope was the younger son of Victor Alexander John Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, and Doreen Maud Milner. His elder twin brother was Charles William Frederick Hope, 3rd Marquess of Linlithgow. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford and served in the Second World War in Norway and Italy with the Scots Guards, achieving the rank of temporary Major. He was twice mentioned in despatches.

The Lord Glendevon

John Hope, 1st Baron Glendevon.jpg
Portrait by Walter Bird in 1956
Minister of Works
In office
22 October 1959 – 16 July 1962
Prime MinisterHarold Macmillan
Preceded byHugh Molson
Succeeded byGeoffrey Rippon
Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland
In office
18 January 1957 – 22 October 1959
Prime MinisterHarold Macmillan
Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations
In office
9 November 1956 – 18 January 1957
Prime MinisterAnthony Eden
Preceded byAllan Noble
Succeeded byCuthbert Alport
Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
In office
18 October 1954 – 9 November 1956
Prime MinisterSir Winston Churchill
Anthony Eden
Member of Parliament
for Edinburgh Pentlands
Midlothian and Peebles Northern (1945–1950)
In office
5 July 1945 – 15 October 1964
Preceded bySir David King Murray
Succeeded byNorman Russell Wylie
Personal details
Born7 April 1912
Died18 January 1996(1996-01-18) (aged 83)
Political partyScottish Conservative Party
Other political
Unionist Party (until 1965)
RelationsCharles Hope, 3rd Marquess of Linlithgow (twin brother)
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/service British Army
UnitScots Guards
Battles/warsWorld War II

In 1945 Hope was elected Member of Parliament for Midlothian and Peebles North, a seat he held until 1950, and then represented Edinburgh Pentlands from 1950 to 1964. Hope served in the Conservative administrations of Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden and Harold Macmillan as Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from 1954 to 1956, as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations from 1956 to 1957 and as Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland from 1957 to 1959. In 1959 he was appointed Minister of Works and invested a Privy Counsellor. Hope remained as head of the Ministry of Works until 1962. In 1964 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Glendevon, of Midhope in the County of Linlithgow.

Lord Glendevon married Elizabeth Paravicini (1915–1998), the former wife of Vincent Paravicini and the only child of the author W. Somerset Maugham, in 1948. They had two sons. Lord Glendevon died on 18 January 1996, aged 83, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son, Julian.


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  • Lundy, Darryl. "FAQ". The Peerage.[unreliable source]

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