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Ronald Ruthven Leslie-Melville, 11th Earl of Leven and 10th Earl of Melville KT PC DL (19 December 1835 - 21 August 1906) was a Scottish nobleman.

The son of the John Thornton Leslie-Melville, 9th Earl of Leven and his second wife, Sophia, daughter of Henry Thornton MP, he was educated at Eton and at Christ Church, Oxford.

He was a Director of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company and of the Bank of England.

In 1885 he married Hon. Emma Selina Portman, eldest daughter of Henry Portman, 2nd Viscount Portman. He succeeded his half-brother Alexander Leslie-Melville, 10th Earl of Leven in 1889.

He was a Scottish representative peer from 1892 until his death, Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland from 1900 until his death, and Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (year(s) undetermined). He was Deputy Lieutenant for the City of London. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1902 and a Knight of the Thistle in 1905.

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Alexander Leslie-Melville
Earl of Leven
Earl of Melville

Succeeded by
John David Melville


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