George Younger

Mr George Kenneth Hotson Younger

Rush ID: 6403

Details

Born:
22 September 1931
Died:
26 January 2003
Birth place:
Stirling, Stirlingshire, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Company director (brewing/distilling)
Election occupation:
Company director (brewing/distilling)
Parentage:
3rd Viscount Younger and the daughter of Alexander McClure
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
6403
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q333145
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. YOUNGER, George (1931-2003)

Peerages

  1. Baron Younger of Prestwick

    Life

    1992

  2. 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie

    Hereditary

    1997

Constituencies

  1. Ayr

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1964
    Date of election: 15 October 1964
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1992
    Date of exit: 9 April 1992
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Lanarkshire North

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1959
    Date of election: Thu 8th Oct 1959
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. Opposition/other party Whip 1965-1967

  2. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 1970-1974

    Scottish Office

  3. Minister of State 1974

    January-February 1974; Ministry of Defence

  4. Secretary of State for Scotland 1979-1986

  5. Secretary of State for Defence 1986-1989

Higher education

  1. New College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Winchester

Marriages

  1. Tuck, Diana Rhona

    Year: 1954

    Notes: 3 sons, 1 daughter

Relationships

  1. Nephew of Kenneth Younger

  2. Indirect relative of George Younger

  3. Cousin of Ian Gilmour

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Clubs

  1. Caledonian Club

  2. Highland Brigade Club