Alexander, Earl of Athlone, 1874-1957

  title={Alexander, Earl of Athlone, 1874-1957},
  author={Edward Charles Dodds},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={1 - 5}
  • E. Dodds
  • Published 1 November 1957
  • History
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
It is unusual in Royal Society Biographical Memoirs to list the Public Appointments of Fellows like the Earl of Athlone, but it will not be possible for the reader to appreciate his very great versatility and industry unless the notice is prefaced by a certain amount of detail of his public life. Born in 1874 he was the youngest son of the first Duke of Teck and Princess Mary and was thus a great-grandson of King George III. He was a brother to Queen Mary and, therefore, a great-uncle to the…