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Baron John Buchan

Baron John Buchan

Male 1875 - 1940  (64 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 6 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Buchan 
    Prefix Baron 
    Birth 26 Aug 1875 
    Gender Male 
    Death 11 Feb 1940 
    Person ID I271283  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2010 

    Father Rev. John Buchan,   b. 23 Apr 1847   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Helen Masterton   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F110200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan Charlotte Grosvenor,   b. 1882   d. 1977 (Age 95 years) 
    Marriage 15 Jul 1907 
    +1. Baron John Norman Stuart Buchan,   b. 25 Nov 1911   d. 20 Jun 1996 (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F110201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2021 

  • Notes 
    • 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

      a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation.

      After a brief career in law, Buchan simultaneously began writing and his political and diplomatic career, serving as a private secretary to the colonial administrator of various colonies in Southern Africa, and eventually wrote propaganda for the British war effort in First World War. Once back in civilian life, Buchan was elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities, but spent most of his time on his writing career. He wrote The Thirty-Nine Steps and other adventure fiction. He was in 1935 appointed as governor general by George V, king of Canada, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bennett, to replace the Earl of Bessborough as viceroy, and occupied that post until his death in 1940. Buchan proved to be enthusiastic about literacy, as well as the evolution of Canadian culture, and he received a state funeral in Canada before his ashes were returned to the UK and interred at Elsfield, Oxfordshire.

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