George Younger, 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie

George Younger, 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie

George Younger, 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie Bt (October 13, 1851 – April 29, 1929) was a British politician.

He was educated at Edinburgh Academy. In 1897, he became chairman of George Younger and Son, the family brewing business founded by his great-grandfather, George Younger (baptised February 17, 1722), of Alloa, Clackmannanshire. He was Unionist MP for Ayr Burghs from 1906 until 1922, and was Chairman of the Unionist Party Organisation from 1916 to 1923, and Treasurer of the Unionist Party in 1923. He was created a baronet on July 12, 1911, and a viscount — as the 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie — on February 20, 1923.

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.


*"Burke's Peerage & Baronetage" (106th edition, 1999). Editor-in-chief: Charles Mosley; publisher: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd.

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