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Memorial within Chichester Cathedral

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond and Lennox and 2nd Duke of Gordon, KG, GCVO (27 December 1845 – 18 January 1928) was a British politician and peer. His parents were Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond and Frances Harriett Greville. His first wife was Amy Mary Ricardo by whom he sired 8th Duke of Richmond, along with four other children. After her death, he married Isabel Sophie Craven, by whom he had three more children.

Gordon-Lennox was born in Portland Place, London, England. Between 1859 and 1863, he was educated at Eton. He joined the Grenadier Guards two years later, although he retired in 1869 after he was elected as member of Parliament (MP) for West Sussex. He represented that constituency until it was abolished for the 1885 general election, when he was returned to the House of Commons for the Chichester constituency. He held his seat until 1889. Around this time, he entered his position as an Ecclesiastical Commissioner, in which he served until 1903. He and his brother, Algernon Gordon-Lennox, served in the South African War.

On 27 September 1903, Gordon-Lennox succeeded his father as 7th Duke of Richmond and Lennox and 2nd Duke of Gordon (2nd creation). In 1904, King Edward VII made him a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order and a Knight of the Order of the Garter. He also served as Lord Lieutenant in a few counties. After his death, he was buried in Chichester Cathedral.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Wyndham
Sir Walter Barttelot
Member of Parliament for West Sussex
1869 – 1885
With: Sir Walter Barttelot
Constituency divided
Preceded by
The Lord Henry Lennox
John Abel Smith
Member of Parliament for Chichester
1885 – 1889
Succeeded by
The Lord Walter Lennox
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Richmond
Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire
1903–1928
Succeeded by
Sir John Findlay, Bt
Preceded by
The Duke of Fife
Lord Lieutenant of Elginshire
1903–1928
Succeeded by
The Duke of Richmond
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Richmond
3rd creation
1903 – 1928
Succeeded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Lennox
2nd creation
1903 – 1928
Succeeded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Gordon
2nd creation
1903 – 1928
Succeeded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
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