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Selkirklocked

10th Earl of cr 1646 (George Nigel Douglas-Hamilton)

KT 1976; GCMG 1959; GBE 1963 (OBE 1941); AFC 1938; AE

Born 4 Jan. 1906; 2nd s of 13th Duke of Hamilton and Brandon and Nina Mary Benita, y d of Major R. Poore, Salisbury; m 1949, Audrey Durell, o d of late Maurice Drummond-Sale-Barker and Mrs H. S. Brooks; died 24 Nov. 1994

PC 1955; QC (Scot.) 1959; late Group Captain, Auxiliary Air Force; Scottish Representative Peer, 1945–63

Succession

S to Earldom of father under terms of special remainder, 1940

Education

Eton; Balliol College, Oxford (MA); Edinburgh University (LLB); Univ. of Bonn, Vienna Univ. and Paris Univ. (Sorbonne)

Career

Admitted to Faculty of Advocates, 1935. Captain, 44th Co., Boys’ Brigade, 1932–38; commanded 603 Squadron AAF, 1934–38; served War of 1939–45 (OBE, despatches twice). Member of Edinburgh Town Council, 1935–40; Commisssioner of General Board of Control (Scotland), 1936–39; Commissioner for Special Areas in Scotland, 1937–39. A Lord-in-Waiting to the Queen, 1952–53 (to King George VI, 1951–52); Paymaster-General, Nov. 1953–Dec. 1955; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Dec. 1955–Jan. 1957; First Lord of the Admiralty, 1957–Oct. 1959; UK Commissioner for Singapore and Comr Gen. for SE Asia, 1959–63; also UK Council Representative to SEATO, 1960–63; Chm., Cons. Commonwealth Council, 1965–72. Freeman of Hamilton, 1938. President: National Ski Fedn of Great Britain, 1964–68; Anglo-Swiss Society, 1965–74; Building Societies Assoc., 1965–82; Royal Soc. for Asian Affairs, 1966–76; Assoc. of Independent Unionist Peers, 1967–79. Chm., Victoria League, 1971–77. Hon. Chief, Saulteaux Indians, 1967. Hon. Citizen of the City of Winnipeg and of the Town of Selkirk in Manitoba

Clubs

Athenæum, Caledonian; New (Edinburgh)

Addresses

Rose Lawn Coppice, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3DB

Wimborne (01202) 883160

60 Eaton Place, SW1X 8AT

0171–235 6926