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Born in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
Died in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Birth NameJohn Norman Stuart Buchan
Nicknames Baron John Buchan Tweedsmuir
Baron Tweedsmuir

Mini Bio (1)

John Buchan was born on August 26, 1875 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland as John Norman Stuart Buchan. He was a writer, known for The 39 Steps (1935), The 39 Steps (1959) and Huntingtower (1927). He was married to Susan Charlotte Grosvenor. He died on February 11, 1940 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Spouse (1)

Susan Charlotte Grosvenor (15 July 1907 - 11 February 1940) ( his death) ( 4 children)

Trivia (10)

British lawyer, called to the bar in 1901, and novelist.
Member of the British Parliament (Conservative, for Scottish Territories), 1927-35.
In 1935 he was granted the title Baron Tweedsmuir and made Governor General of Canada, a position he held until his death.
With the Canadian Authors Association, he established the Governor General's Award for Canadian literature.
Was on the Nazi list of Jewish sympathizers in England in case of a German invasion of Britain in the 1930s.
Was awarded a CH (Companion of Honour) in the 1932 King's Honours List and a GCMG (Knight Grand Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George) in the 1935 King's Honours List for his services to Literature.
Governor-General of Canada, 1935-40.
Educated at the University of Glasgow and Brasenose College, Oxford.
His most famous novel, "The Thirty-Nine Steps," has never been out of print.
Father of William Buchan.

Personal Quotes (1)

To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.

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