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Thomas Brian McKelvie Fairfax, 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (14 May 1923-8 April 1964), was a Scottish peer and Conservative politician. He served in the Second World War as a Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards. In 1945 he was elected a Scottish Representative Peer, and served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Lord President of the Council (Lord Woolton and Lord Salisbury respectively) from 1951 to 1953 and to the Minister of Materials (Lord Woolton) between 1953 and 1954. In 1954 he was made a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords), a post he held until 1957.

Lord Fairfax of Cameron married Sonia Helen Gunston (b. 1926), younger daughter of Cecil Bernard Gunston, MC, and his wife Lady Doris Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood (herself eldest daughter of Terence Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 2nd Marquess of Dufferin and Ava) in 1951. He died in April 1964, aged only 40, and was succeeded by his eight-year old son Nicholas.

His widow Lady Fairfax of Cameron was appointed Temporary Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II in 1967

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Albert Fairfax
Lord Fairfax of Cameron
Succeeded by
Nicholas Fairfax
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Mancroft
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Lansdowne


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page


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