Fox Maule Earl of Dalhousie

Biography of Fox Maule Earl of Dalhousie

Fox Maule-Ramsay, 2nd Baron Panmure and 11th Earl of Dalhousie (1801-1874), was Rector of the University from 1842 to 1844.

Born in Brechin Castle, Maule (he added Ramsay to his surname after inheriting his earldom in 1860) studied at the University of Edinburgh and then served 12 years in the British Army. He became a Liberal MP in 1837, before inheriting a peerage in 1842. He rose to the office of Secretary of State for War between 1846-52, and in 1855.

Maule succeeded as 2nd Baron Panmure in 1852 and in 1860 as 11th Earl of Dalhousie. He was a prominent supporter of the Free Church of Scotland after the Disruption in 1843; one of only a few Scottish noblemen to do so.

Maule became rector in 1842, when he defeated Lord Bute, and was then re-elected in 1843, this time defeating Lord Eglington .


Fox Maule Earl of Dalhousie
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Born 22 April 1801, Brechin Castle, Scotland.
Died 6 July 1874.
University Link: Rector
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Occupation categories: politicians; soldiers
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