James Graham 3rd Duke of Montrose
Biography of James Graham 3rd Duke of Montrose
James Graham, 3rd Duke of Montrose (1755-1836) was a landowner and politician who served as the University's Chancellor from 1781 until 1836. He was unanimously elected Chancellor following the resignation of his father William Graham, the 2nd Duke of Montrose due to old age.
Montrose was educated at Eton College and at Trinity College, Cambridge from where he graduated MA in 1775. In 1780, he was elected MP for Richmond, Yorkshire and, from 1784, he represented Great Bedwyn in Wiltshire. Montrose held a number of offices including those of Lord Justice General of Scotland and President of the Board of Trade, and he was Lord Chamberlain on two occasions.
Montrose was succeeded as Chancellor in 1837 by his son James Graham, the 4th Duke of Montrose.