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Encyclopedia > Auckland Geddes, 1st Baron Geddes

Sir Auckland Campbell Geddes, 1st Baron Geddes, K.C.B. (June 21, 1879June 8, 1954) was a British politician and diplomat. Military Badge of the Order of the Bath Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-04-11, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The son of Auckland Campbell Geddes, he was a Lieutenant (3rd class) in the Highland Light Infantry, from 1901 to 1902, and served in the Second Boer War. From 1906 to 1909, he was an Assistant Professor of Anatomy at Edinburgh University and from 1913 to 1914 he was a Professor of Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. From 1913 to 1914, he was a Professor of Anatomy at McGill University. During World War I, he was a Major in the 17th Northumberland Fusiliers and Director of National Service. The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) was a regiment of the British Army. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Second Boer War, also known as the South African War, was fought from October 11, 1899 until May 31, 1902. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583 as a renowned centre for teaching in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is a Dublin based medical college, situated on the corner of St. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... McGill University (Université McGill), is a publicly funded, research-intensive, non-denominational, co-educational university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machine guns, and poison gas. ... THE ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS Nomenclature One of Englands premier county regiments, the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers can trace its ancestory back to the year 1674. ... The Director of National Service was a post that existed briefly in the British government. ...


In 1917, he was elected as a Unionist Member of Parliament for Basingstoke and served until 1920. From 1919 to 1920 He was the Minister of Reconstruction and President of the Board of Trade. 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Basingstoke is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... 1920 (MCMXX) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1920 (MCMXX) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry is a cabinet position in the United Kingdom government. ...


He was appointed Principal of McGill University in 1919 but never undertook his official duties. He resigned in 1920 when he was appointed British Ambassador to the United States which he served until 1924. From 1924 to 1947, he was the Chairman of the Rio Tinto Company and Rhokana Corporation. McGill University (Université McGill), is a publicly funded, research-intensive, non-denominational, co-educational university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1920 (MCMXX) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... The British Ambassador is in charge of Britains diplomatic mission to the USA. His official title is, Her Majestys Ambassador to the United States of America. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the Rio Tinto mining company. ...


In 1906, he married Isabella Gamble Ross. They had three children: Ross Campbell-Geddes, 2nd Baron Geddes, Lt.-Col. Hon. Alexander Campbell-Geddes, and Hon. Margaret Campbell-Geddes. His brother was Eric Campbell Geddes. Sir Eric Campbell Geddes (26 September 1875-22 June 1937) was a Conservative British politician. ...


External link

  • The Papers of Sir Auckland Campbell Geddes
Preceded by:
Neville Chamberlain
Director of National Service
1917–1919
Succeeded by:
Post abolished
Preceded by:
Sir Albert Henry Stanley
President of the Board of Trade
1919–1920
Succeeded by:
Robert Horne
Preceded by:
Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon
British Ambassador to the United States
1920–1924
Succeeded by:
Sir Esme Howard
Preceded by:
New creation
Baron Geddes
1942–1954
Succeeded by:
Ross Campbell Geddes

 
 

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