Aberdeen and Temair, John Campbell Gordon, 1st Marquess of

John Campbell Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, GOVERNOR GENERAL of Canada 1893-98 (b at Edinburgh, Scot 3 Aug 1847; d at Tarland, Scot 7 Mar 1934). John Campbell was educated at St Andrews University and University College, Oxford. A Liberal, he entered the House of Lords in 1870 upon the death of his elder brother. Made lord lieutenant of Aberdeenshire in 1880, he served as lord lieutenant of Ireland briefly in 1886 and again 1905-15. Aberdeen had visited Canada twice before becoming its governor general in 1893. A social crusader of great zeal and piety, he and Lady ABERDEEN, his irrepressible wife, devoted much of their vice-regal time in Canada to good works. Their sympathies for Liberals in Britain and Canada, however, made relations with Conservative governments in Canada difficult. Aberdeen's refusal to accept appointments made by Sir Charles TUPPER, following his electoral defeat in 1896, produced great controversy. A section of the Aberdeens' reminiscences, We Twa, 2 vols (1925) is devoted to their Canadian experiences.