Person    | Male  Born 26/8/1875  Died 11/2/1940

John Buchan

Author and Governor-General of Canada. Born at Perth, Scotland. He entered the diplomatic service, becoming private secretary to the High Commissioner for Southern Africa. Created Baron Tweedsmuir when he was appointed as Governor-General of Canada in 1935. He was best known however as the writer of adventure stories, including The Thirty-Nine Steps, Greenmantle and The Three Hostages. Died in the Neurological Institute, Montreal.

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