George Gordon of Haddo

(1st Earl of Aberdeen)

1637 - 1720

Statesman and lawyer. The Gordons were Royalist, and benefited after the restoration of Charles I (1660). Gordon was appointed a Lord of Session (1680), becoming Lord President of the Court of Session (1681). He was created Earl of Aberdeen in 1682 and served as Lord High Chancellor of Scotland (1682-4). However, he was dismissed from this post due to his lenient attitude to non-conformists. Gordon was a supporter of the 1707 Act of Union.

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