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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

The Baron Gordon of Strathblane, CBE 1936-2020

_. Lord Gordon of Strathblane, CBE, life peer, died from coronavirus at Glasgow, 31 March, 2020. He was 83, and a Labour member of the House of Lords.

James Stuart Gordon was born 17 May, 1936, son of James Gordon by his wife the former Elsie Riach.

He had a long career in broadcasting and worked as a political editor for Scottish Television, 1965-73, and was founder and managing director of Radio Clyde, 1973-96. He continued as chairman of Scottish Radio Holdings until 2005.

At the 1964 he contested East Renfrew for the Labour party. Gordon was appointed CBE in June, 1984; created a life peer in October, 1997, as Baron Gordon of Strathblane, of Deil's Craig in Stirling.

In 1971 he married Margaret Anne Stevenson, who survives him together with two sons and a daughter.

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