Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sir Iain Mark Tennant, KT

Sir Iain Mark Tennant, KT, Lord Lieutenant of Morayshire, 1963-94; Crown Estate Commissioner, 1970-90; Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly, Church of Scotland, 1988-89, died at his home, 25 September, 2006. He was 87.Iain Tennant was b. 11 March, 1919, scion of the Barons Glenconner, son of Group Capt John Edward Tennant, DSO, MC, RAF (1890-1941) ,of Innes, Elgin, and Mrs Georgina Tennant (nee Kirkpatrick), and was educated at Eton and Magdalene College, Cambridge.Career;-.> Scots Guards 1939-46; Caledonian Cinemas, 1947; Chairman, Grampian Television Ltd, 1968-89; Director, Times Publishing Co Ltd, 1962-66; Director, Clydesdale Bank, Ltd 1968-89; The Seagram Co. Ltd, Montreal, 1978-81; Moray Enterprise Trust Ltd 1986-94; Chairman, The Glenlivet Distillers Ltd 1964-84; Seagram Distillers, 1979-84; Mdember, Newspaper Panel, Monopolies and Mergers Commission, 1981-86; Chairman, Board of Governors, Gordonstoun School, 1954-71; Lieutenant, Queen's Body Guard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers) 1981-2002; Knight of the Thistle, 1986, &c.He married in 1946, Lady Margaret Helen Isla Marion Ogilvy, 2nd daughter of the 12th Earl of Airlie, KT, GCVO, MC, by whom he had 2 sons, Mark & Christopher and 1 daughter, Emma.Funeral at the Chapel Gordonstoun School on 14 October, 2006. --

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