Compton Mackenzie

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Sir Compton Mackenzie
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Born
Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie

(1883-01-17)17 January 1883
West Hartlepool, England, UK
Died30 November 1972(1972-11-30) (aged 89)
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Cause of deathNatural causes
Resting placeBarra, Scotland, UK
OccupationScottish croquet player, actor, broadcaster, writer and political activist
Years active1907–1971
Notable work
Whisky Galore
The Monarch of the Glen
Home townBarra
Spouse(s)Faith Stone (1905–1960) her death
Christine McSween (1962–1963) her death
Lillian McSween (1965–1972) his death
RelativesFay Compton (sister)
Viola Compton (sister)
Henry Compton (grandfather)

Sir Compton Mackenzie, OBE (/ˈkʌmptən məˈkɛnzɪ/; 17 January 1883 – 30 November 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