Robert Lindsay, 29t Earl o Crawford

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The Earl o Crawford and Balcarres

Minister o State for Foreign an Commonweal Affairs
In office
5 November 1972 – 4 March 1974
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MeenisterEdward Heath
Precedit biJoseph Godber
Succeedit biDavid Ennals
Minister o State fur Defence
In office
23t June 1970 – 5 November 1972
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MeenisterEdward Heath
Precedit biOffice established
Succeedit biIan Gilmour
Memmer o the House of Lords
Hereditar peerage
13 December 1975 – 11 November 1999
Precedit biThe 28th Earl of Crawford and Balcarres
Succeedit biSeat abolished
Life peerage
24 January 1975 – 28 November 2019[1]
Member o the United Kingdom Pairlament
for Welwyn Hatfield
In office
28 February 1974 – 20 September 1974
Precedit biConstituency established
Succeedit biHelene Hayman
Member o Pairlament
for Hertford
In office
26 May 1955 – 8 February 1974
Precedit biSir Derek Walker-Smith
Succeedit biConstituency abolished
Personal details
BornRobert Alexander Lindsay
5 Mairch 1927(1927-03-05)
Dee'd18 Mairch 2023(2023-03-18) (aged 96)
Balcarres Hoose, Fife, Scotland
Poleetical pairtyConservative
Spoose(s)Ruth Meyer-Bechtler (m. 1949; d. 2021)
FaitherDavid Lindsay, 28th Earl of Crawford
EddicationEton College
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
The Star of the Thistle

Robert Alexander Lindsay, 29th Earl o Crawford, 12t Earl o Balcarres, Baron Balniel, KT GCVO PC DL (5i Mairch 1927 – 18i Mairch 2023),[2] kent by courtesy as Lord Balniel atween 1940 an 1975, wis a Scots hereditar peer an Conservative politìcian wha wis a memmer o the Breitish Pairlament frae 1955 til 1974. Lord Crawford an Balcarres wis chief o Clan Lindsay an forby ackit, frae 1975 til 2019, as Premier Earl o Scotland.

Efter the October 1974 general election, he wis made a life peer an jyned the Houoe o Lairds. Follaein the daith o Laird Eden o Winton on 23 May 2020, Lindsay becam the survivin umwhile MP wi the airliest date o first election, haein first entert the Pairlament at the 1955 general election.[2]

Lord Crawford deed at Balcarres Hoose on the 18t Mairch 2023, eildit 96.[3] His titles wis seen ower tae his eldest son, Anthony.[2]

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  1. Retiret unner Section 1 o the Hoose o Lords Reform Ack 2014.
  2. a b c "Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Tory defence minister and last survivor of 1955 Commons intake – obituary". The Telegraph. 19 Mairch 2023. Retrieved 19 Mairch 2023 – via Yahoo News. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "obit" defined multiple times wi different content
  3. "The passing of Lord Crawford". The Clan Lindsay Society. 18 Mairch 2023. Retrieved 19 Mairch 2023.
  4. "No. 54597". The London Gazette. 3 December 1996. p. 15995.
  5. "No. 56653". The London Gazette. 5 August 2002.
  6. "No. 46980". The London Gazette. 3 August 1976. p. 10612.

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