Alexander Leslie-Melville, 14th Earl of Leven

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Alexander Robert Leslie-Melville, 14th Earl of Leven DL (13 May 1924 – 7 April 2012) [1] was a Scottish peer and soldier.

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He was educated at Eton College. A captain in the Coldstream Guards, he fought in the Second World War, and was wounded.

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He was Aide-de-camp to the Governor-General of New Zealand, from 1951 to 1952. He was Deputy Lieutenant of Nairn, from 1961 to 1969. He was Lord Lieutenant of Nairn, from 1969 to 1999. He was Chairman of the Nairn County Council, from 1970 to 1974. He was president of the British Ski and Snowboard Federation (BSSF).

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The Lord Lieutenant of Nairn, is the British monarch's personal representative in an area which has been defined since 1975 as consisting of the local government district of Nairn, in Scotland, and this definition was renewed by the Lord-Lieutenants (Scotland) Order 1996. Previously, the area of the lieutenancy was the county of Nairn, which was abolished as a local government area by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. The district was created, under the 1973 act, with the boundaries of the county, as a district of the two-tier Highland region and abolished as a local government area under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994, which turned the Highland region into a unitary council area.

Family

He married Susan Steuart-Menzies, on 30 April 1953, daughter of Lt Col Ronald Steuart-Menzies of Culdares; they had children:

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References

  1. "Daily Telegraph Announcements". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  2. CALUM MacDONALD (16 February 2007). "Earl's son killed in accident at Swiss ski resort". The Herald.
  3. "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
Honorary titles
Preceded by
James Erskine Stirling
Lord Lieutenant of Nairn
1969–1999
Succeeded by
Ewen Brodie
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Archibald Leslie-Melville
Earl of Leven
Earl of Melville

1947–2012
Succeeded by
Alexander Ian Leslie-Melville