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George Younger, 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie

George Younger, 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie

British politician
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Intro British politician
Countries United Kingdom
Occupations Politician
Gender male
Birth October 13, 1851 (Alloa)
Death April 29, 1929
Education Edinburgh Academy
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George Younger, 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie Bt (13 October 1851 – 29 April 1929) was a British politician.

Early life

George Younger was born on 13 October 1851. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy.


Younger left college at the age of 17 on his father's death to run the family brewery of George Younger and Son, the business founded by his great-grandfather, George Younger (baptised 17 February 1722), of Alloa, Clackmannanshire. He became chairman in 1897.

Younger was a Deputy Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire from November 1901, and an elected Unionist MP for Ayr Burghs from 1906 until 1922. He was also Chairman of the Unionist Party Organisation from 1916 to 1923, and Treasurer of the Unionist Party in 1923. He was created a baronet on 12 July 1911, and a viscount — as the 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie — on 20 February 1923.

Death and legacy

Younger died on 29 April 1929. One of his great-grandsons was the politician George Younger (1931–2003), 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, Secretary of State for Scotland from 1979 to 1986, and Secretary of State for Defence from 1986 to 1989.

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