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The Most Honourable
 The Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair 

In office
8 February 1886 – 20 July 1886
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone
Preceded by The Earl of Carnarvon
Succeeded by The Marquess of Londonderry
In office
11 December 1905 – 17 February 1915
Monarch Edward VII
George V
Prime Minister Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Preceded by The Earl of Dudley
Succeeded by The Lord Wimborne

In office
Monarch Victoria
Preceded by The Lord Stanley of Preston
Succeeded by The Earl of Minto

Born 3 August 1847(1847-08-03)
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Died 7 March 1934 (aged 86)
Birth name John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Hon. Ishbel Marjoribanks
Alma mater University College, Oxford

John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair (3 August 1847 – 7 March 1934) was a Scottish politician. Born in Edinburgh, Hamilton-Gordon held office in several countries, serving twice as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland (1886; 1905–1915) and serving from 1893 to 1898 as the seventh Governor General of Canada.[1]

The Rocking Chair Ranche

From 1883 until 1896, he was also an owner of and investor in the Rocking Chair Ranche located in the Collingsworth County, Texas along with his father-in-law Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks, 1st Baron Tweedmouth and his brother-in-law Edward Marjoribanks, 2nd Baron Tweedmouth.[2]


  1. ^ Chambers Biographical Dictionary, ISBN 0-550-18022-2, page 4
  2. ^ TSHA Online


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