Politician. Born Charles Benjamin Bright McLaren in Edinburgh. He began his career in journalism before turning to the law. Elected as an M.P. in 1880. Member of the Privy Council. Became Baron Aberconway in 1911.
Chairman of the Metropolitan Railway Company, amongst others.
It was his son, Henry (1879 – 1953), the second Baron, who had Aberconway House built in Mayfair.
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