Major David George Ian Alexander Gordon, 4th Marquess of
Aberdeen and Temair
(January 21, 1908 –
September 13, 1974) was a British
and the son of Dudley
Gordon, 3rd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
School and graduated from Balliol College,
Oxford, in 1930 with a Bachelor of Arts, then with a Masters in 1968.
He gained the rank of Major in the service of the 5th/7th Battalion
of the Gordon Highlanders
fought in the Second World
the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire in 1949, Vice-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire from 1959
to 1974 and Lord-Lieutenant of
Aberdeenshire in 1973.
He was a County Councillor for Aberdeenshire in 1950 and Justice of the Peace
He was admitted to Royal Company of Archers in 1955 and invested as
a Commander of the Order of
the British Empire
in 1963. He was invested as a Knight of the
Order of St John
and was a director of Northern Area Clydesdale Bank
On April 29, 1939, he married Beatrice Mary
, the daughter of Arthur Boissier
, Headmaster of Harrow School
(1939–1942). They had four (adopted) children:
- Mary Katherine Gordon (b. 30 May 1946), married Simon Piers
Welfare and had issue.
- Sarah Caroline Gordon (b. 25 March 1948), married Patrick John
Raleigh Scott and had issue.
- Andrew David Gordon (b. 6 March 1950), married Lucy Mary
Frances Milligan and had issue.
- James Drummond Gordon (b. 11 April 1953, married Marilyn