John Maclay, 1st Viscount Muirshiel

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John Scott Maclay, 1st Viscount Muirshiel, (26 October 1905 – 17 August 1992) was a British politician, sitting as a National Liberal and Conservative Member of Parliament before the party was fully assimilated into the Unionist Party in Scotland in the mid 1960s.wikipedia
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Conservative government, 1957–1964

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Lord Muirshiel served as Secretary of State for Scotland from 1957 to 1962 within Harold Macmillan's Conservative government, having held a number of junior ministerial posts beforehand.

National Liberal Party (UK, 1931)

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John Scott Maclay, 1st Viscount Muirshiel, (26 October 1905 – 17 August 1992) was a British politician, sitting as a National Liberal and Conservative Member of Parliament before the party was fully assimilated into the Unionist Party in Scotland in the mid 1960s.

Joseph Maclay, 2nd Baron Maclay

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Maclay was the fifth son of Joseph Paton Maclay, 1st Baron Maclay, and the younger brother of Joseph Maclay, 2nd Baron Maclay.
John Maclay, 1st Viscount Muirshiel, was his younger brother.

Secretary of State for Scotland

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Lord Muirshiel served as Secretary of State for Scotland from 1957 to 1962 within Harold Macmillan's Conservative government, having held a number of junior ministerial posts beforehand. When Harold Macmillan became Prime Minister in January 1957, he was made Secretary of State for Scotland with a seat in the cabinet.

1944 Birthday Honours

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During the Second World War, he led the British Merchant shipping Mission to Washington, D.C., leading to his appointment to the Order of St Michael and St George as a Companion (CMG) in the 1944 Birthday Honours.

Secretary of State for Transport

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He served under Winston Churchill as Minister of Civil Aviation and Minister of Transport between October 1951 and May 1952.

Joseph Paton Maclay, 1st Baron Maclay

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Maclay was the fifth son of Joseph Paton Maclay, 1st Baron Maclay, and the younger brother of Joseph Maclay, 2nd Baron Maclay.
John Maclay was a prominent politician and was created Viscount Muirshiel in 1964.

Montrose Burghs (UK Parliament constituency)

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In 1940 Maclay was elected in a wartime by-election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Montrose Burghs.

Night of the Long Knives (1962)

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He continued in this post until July 1962, when he was a victim of the "Night of the Long Knives", when one-third of the Cabinet lost their ministries.
Mills, Maclay and Watkinson were reported to have gone quietly, as did Hill, though he expressed his disapproval on the way the reshuffle was handled.

Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies

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Maclay remained out of office until October 1956 when he was appointed Minister of State for the Colonies by Sir Anthony Eden.

Kilmacolm

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He is buried alongside a number of family members including the Barons Maclay in the Mount Zion Church graveyard in Quarrier's Village near Kilmacolm in his former West Renfrewshire constituency.
John Maclay, 1st Viscount Muirshiel, the younger brother of the second Lord Maclay, was a National Liberal and Conservative MP, who served as Secretary of State for Scotland from 1957 to 1962.

Harold Macmillan

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When Harold Macmillan became Prime Minister in January 1957, he was made Secretary of State for Scotland with a seat in the cabinet.

Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire

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From 1967 to 1980 he served as Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire.

West Renfrewshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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The Montrose Burghs constituency was abolished for the 1950 general election, and Maclay was instead returned for West Renfrewshire, a seat he held until 1964.

Thomas Scollan

Scollan served only one term in Parliament, losing his seat at the 1950 general election to the National Liberal candidate John Scott Maclay.

United Kingdom

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John Scott Maclay, 1st Viscount Muirshiel, (26 October 1905 – 17 August 1992) was a British politician, sitting as a National Liberal and Conservative Member of Parliament before the party was fully assimilated into the Unionist Party in Scotland in the mid 1960s.

Member of parliament

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John Scott Maclay, 1st Viscount Muirshiel, (26 October 1905 – 17 August 1992) was a British politician, sitting as a National Liberal and Conservative Member of Parliament before the party was fully assimilated into the Unionist Party in Scotland in the mid 1960s. In 1940 Maclay was elected in a wartime by-election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Montrose Burghs.

Unionist Party (Scotland)

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John Scott Maclay, 1st Viscount Muirshiel, (26 October 1905 – 17 August 1992) was a British politician, sitting as a National Liberal and Conservative Member of Parliament before the party was fully assimilated into the Unionist Party in Scotland in the mid 1960s.

House of Lords

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In 1964, he was elevated to the House of Lords.

Winchester College

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He was educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge, and was bowman in the victorious Cambridge boat in the 1927 Boat Race.

Trinity College, Cambridge

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He was educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge, and was bowman in the victorious Cambridge boat in the 1927 Boat Race.