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Albert Kirby Fairfax, 12th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (23 June 1870 - 4 October 1939), was an American-born Scottish Representative Peer in the British House of Lords.

Born in Northampton, Maryland, Fairfax was discovered to be the rightful holder of his title after it had been essentially forgotten by his family (which had resided in the United States of America for several generations). After researchers determined Albert Kirby Fairfax to be the 12th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, his title was allowed by the House of Lords in 1908. His father, John Contee Fairfax, was determined to have been the 11th Lord Fairfax of Cameron; his mother was Mary Brown Kirby.

He was elected a Scottish Representative Peer and served in that capacity from 19 October 1917 to his death on 4 October 1939.

Lord Fairfax of Cameron married Maude Wishart, daughter of James McKelvie, in 1922. He died in October 1939, aged 69, and was succeeded in the lordship by the eldest of his two sons, Thomas Brian McKelvie Fairfax, 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron.


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
John Contee Fairfax
Lord Fairfax of Cameron
1900 - 1939
Succeeded by
Thomas Fairfax


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