ELDEST son of the Duke of Montrose and heir to the honours of that ancient house, the Most Honourable the Marquis of Graham has shown himself by no means content to rest upon the laurels of the past. He was born at London, 1st May, 1878, and was educated at Warren Hill, Eastbourne, and Eton. On leaving school he took to seafaring life, sailed before the mast, and very soon obtained the certificate of a master mariner. Afterwards with a view to improving the conditions of life in the mercantile marine, he wrote a series of highly interesting articles in the press. He held the commission of lieutenant in the 5th V.B. Royal 42nd Highlanders, and served in the Army Service Corps during the South African War, for which he got the medal and three clasps. With the rank of Commander he has raised and organised the Clyde Division of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Most onerous of all, perhaps, his Lordship contested Stirlingshire at the 1905 election, and the Eye Division of Suffolk at the 1906 bye-election, and he is prospective candidate now for the latter constituency. During Mr. Austin Chamberlain's tenure of office as Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Graham acted as his private secretary, and in 1905 he was made C.V.O.
    He is an enthusiast for all things Highland, has travelled extensively in all parts of the world, and has a taste for most forms of outdoor sport. In 1906 his Lordship married the Lady Mary Hamilton, only daughter of the twelfth Duke of Hamilton, by whom he has a son, the Earl of Kincardine, born 2nd May, 1907.

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