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Famous Politicians from Scotland

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List of famous politicians from Scotland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Scottish politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Scottish politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Scotland and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Scotland, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Adam Duncan, 1st Viscoun... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Dec. at 73 (1731-1804)
Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan (1 July 1731 – 4 August 1804) was a British admiral who defeated the Dutch fleet off Camperdown (north of Haarlem) on 11 October 1797. This victory is considered ...more
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Adam Ingram is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
age 72
Adam Paterson Ingram (born 1 February 1947) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow from 1987 to 2010.
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Alan Reid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
age 65
Alan Reid may refer to: Alan Reid (artist) (born 1976), American artist Alan Reid (Australian footballer) (born 1956), businessman and former Australian rules footballer for East Fremantle, ...more
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Alasdair Allan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
age 48
Alasdair James Allan (born 6 May 1971) is the Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency. He was the Scottish Government's ...more
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Alex Salmond is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
age 61
Alexander Elliot Anderson Salmond (; born 31 December 1954) is a Scottish politician who served as the First Minister of Scotland from 2007 to 2014. He was the leader of the Scottish National ...more
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Alexander B. Bruce is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Alexander B. Bruce
Alexander Bern Bruce was a Scottish American baker and politician who served as the twenty second Mayor of Lawrence, Massachusetts.
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Alexander Brough is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Dec. at 77 (1863-1940)
Alexander Brough was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
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Alexander Gunn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Alexander Gunn Dec. at 79 (1828-1907)
Alexander Gunn may refer to: Alexander Gunn (politician) Alexander Gunn (doctor)
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Alexander Hamilton, 10th... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Dec. at 85 (1767-1852)
Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton, 7th Duke of Brandon KG PC FRS FSA (3 October 1767 – 18 August 1852) was a Scottish politician and art collector.
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Alexander Kennedy Smith ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Dec. at 57 (1824-1881)
Alexander Kennedy Smith (7 July 1824 – 16 January 1881) was a Scottish/Australian engineer and former Mayor of Melbourne.
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Alexander Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Dec. at 70 (1822-1892)
Alexander Mackenzie most commonly refers to: Alexander Mackenzie (explorer) (1764–1820), explorer and commercial partner of the North West Company Alexander Mackenzie (politician) (1822–1892), ...more
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Alexander Maconochie, Lo... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Alexander Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank Dec. at 84 (1777-1861)
The Right Honourable Alexander Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank of Garvock and Pitliver FRSE FSA(Scot) (2 March 1777–30 November1861), was a Scottish advocate, judge, landowner and politician. After ...more
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Alexander Maitland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Alexander Maitland
Alexander Maitland was a Lieutenant Governor in the US state of Michigan from 1903 to 1906.
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Alexander Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Dec. at 70 (1817-1887)
Alexander or Alex Mitchell may refer to:
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Alexander Pollock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
age 75
Alexander Pollock (born 21 July 1944) is a former Scottish Conservative Party politician and now a sheriff. He was educated at Rutherglen Academy, Glasgow Academy, Brasenose College, Oxford and ...more
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Alexander R. Todd, Baron... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Dec. at 90 (1907-1997)
Alexander Robertus Todd, Baron Todd of Trumpington (2 October 1907 – 10 January 1997) was a Scottish biochemist whose research on the structure and synthesis of nucleotides, nucleosides, and ...more
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Alexander Ure, 1st Baron... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Alexander Ure, 1st Baron Strathclyde Dec. at 75 (1853-1928)
Alexander Ure, 1st Baron Strathclyde, (22 February 1853 – 2 October 1928) was a Scottish politician, judge, and georgist land value tax activist.
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Alfred Douglas-Hamilton,... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Alfred Douglas-Hamilton, 13th Duke of Hamilton Dec. at 78 (1862-1940)
Lieutenant Alfred Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 13th Duke of Hamilton and 10th Duke of Brandon TD, DL (6 March 1862 – 16 March 1940) was a Scottish nobleman and sailor.
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Alick Buchanan-Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Dec. at 59 (1932-1991)
Alick Buchanan-Smith may refer to: Alick Buchanan-Smith, Baron Balerno (1898–1984), British Army officer and scientist Alick Buchanan-Smith (politician) (1932–1991), his son, British ...more
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Alistair Darling is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
age 66
Alistair Maclean Darling, Baron Darling of Roulanish, (born 28 November 1953), is a British Labour Party politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour Government from ...more
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Allan Octavian Hume is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Allan Octavian Hume Dec. at 83 (1829-1912)
Allan Octavian Hume, CB ICS (4 June 1829 – 31 July 1912) was a member of the Imperial Civil Service (later the Indian Civil Service), a political reformer, ornithologist and botanist who worked ...more
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Alyn Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
age 46
Alyn Smith (born 15 September 1973) is a Scottish politician, and Scottish National Party Member of the European Parliament for Scotland.
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Andrew Constable, Lord C... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Dec. at 63 (1865-1928)
"Lord Constable" redirects here; not to be confused with the subsidiary title of the Viscount of Dunbar. Arthur Henderson Briggs "Andrew" Constable, Lord Constable (3 March ...more
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Andrew Gilbert Wauchope ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Andrew Gilbert Wauchope Dec. at 53 (1846-1899)
Major-General Andrew Gilbert Wauchope (5 July 1846 – 11 December 1899) was a British Army officer, killed commanding a brigade at the Battle of Magersfontein in the South African War.
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Andrew Murray, 1st Visco... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Scotland
Dec. at 93 (1849-1942)
Andrew Graham Murray, 1st Viscount Dunedin, (21 November 1849 – 21 August 1942) was a Scottish politician and judge. He served as Secretary for Scotland between 1903 and 1905, as Lord Justice ...more