Archibald Hamilton Lord Hamilton
Biography of Archibald Hamilton Lord Hamilton
Archibald Hamilton, Lord Hamilton (1770-1827) was Rector of the University from 1809 to 1811.
Hamilton was the second son of Archibald, 9th Duke of Hamilton and was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. His career as a lawyer was hampered by his deafness and he chose instead to go into politics, becoming MP for Lanarkshire in 1802. Hamilton was a Whig who was an advocate of political reform and Catholic emancipation, and an avowed opponent of corruption in government and the abuses of Royal patronage.