Compton Mackenzie

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Sir Compton Mackenzie
Born Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie
17 January 1883(1883-01-17)
West Hartlepool, England, UK
Died 30 November 1972(1972-11-30) (aged 89)
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Cause of death Natural causes
Resting place Barra, Scotland, UK
Occupation Scottish croquet player, actor, broadcaster, writer and political activist
Years active 1907–1971
Notable works Whisky Galore
The Monarch of the Glen
Home town Barra
Spouse Faith Stone (1905–1960) her death
Christine McSween (1962–1963) her death
Lillian McSween (1965–1972) his death
Relatives Fay Compton (sister)
Viola Compton (sister)
Henry Compton (grandfather)

Sir Compton Mackenzie, OBE (/ˈkʌmptən məˈkɛnzɪ/; 1883–1972) was a prolific writer of fiction, biography, histories, and memoir, as well as a cultural commentator, raconteur, and lifelong Scottish nationalist. He was one of the co-founders in 1928 of the Scottish National Party along with Hugh MacDiarmid, RB Cunninghame Graham and John MacCormick.

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Preceded by
Stanley Baldwin
Rector of the University of Glasgow
1931—1934
Succeeded by
Iain Colquhoun