Thomas Graham Baron Lynedoch

Biography of Thomas Graham Baron Lynedoch

Thomas Graham, 1st Baron Lynedoch, (1748-1843) was Rector of the University from 1813 to 1815.

Graham studied at Christ Church, Oxford, travelled in Europe and then returned to Scotland to manage his Perthshire estates. He became a Whig MP in 1794.

In 1793 Graham joined the army as a volunteer and he served with great distinction in a number of campaigns during the conflict with France, most notably with Lord Wellington during the Peninsula War. He returned to Scotland a hero in 1814 and was created Baron Lynedoch. He was one of the founders of the United Services Club in 1817.


Thomas Graham Baron Lynedoch
Soldier and Politician

Born 19 October 1748, Newton of Blairgowrie, Scotland.
Died 18 December 1843.
University Link: Rector
Occupation categories: politicians; soldiers
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P130045
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