- Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, 11th Earl of Dundee
Henry James Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, 11th Earl of Dundee (
3 May, 1902– 29 June, 1983) was a Scottish nobleman and politician.
The son of Col Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, de jure 10th Earl, he was educated at Winchester and at
Balliol College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Unionin October 1924.
He was Unionist
Member of Parliament(MP) for West Renfrewshire from 1931 until 1945 and served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotlandfrom 1936-39 and again from 1941-42, having served with the 7th Black Watchin the interim.
He was Hereditary Royal Standard-Bearer for Scotland, a right established by his father before the Court of Claims in 1902. The titles of
Viscount of Dudhopeand Earl of Dundee, dormant since 1668, were revived in 1953 and 1953 respectively following a successful claim admitted by Committee for Privileges of the House of Lords.
He later served as
Minister without Portfoliofrom 1958-61; Minister of State for Foreign Affairsfrom 1961-64 and Assistant Deputy Leader and Deputy Leader of the House of Lordsfrom 1960-62 and 1962-64 respectively.
In 1954, he was created
Baron Glassaryin the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1959 and was awarded an honorary LLD by
St Andrews Universityin 1954.
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