Sinclair, Archibald Henry Macdonald

Sinclair (1890-1970, 4th Baronet of Ulbster, 1912, and 1st Viscount Thurso, created 1952) was educated at Eton and Sandhurst. He began his career in the army, and after the war he became personal military secretary to Churchill , who was Secretary of State for War (1919-21) and Secretary of State for Colonies (1921-22). Elected Member of Parliament as a Liberal, he held the seat from 1922 to 1945, and was temporary chairperson of Committees at the House of Commons (1925-30), chief Liberal whip (1930-31) and Secretary of State for Scotland (1931-32). At this point he dissented from Simon on the Ottawa agreement, and resigned. Later he took up the leadership of the Liberal Parliamentary Party (1935-45), and in the pre-war years advocated support for collective security through the League of Nations and pressure for a strong air force and secure defences, and condemned the Munich agreement. He was Secretary of State for Air in Churchill's government (1940-45). He was also lord rector of Glasgow University (1938-45), president of the Eighty Club (1953-68) and of the Scottish Liberal Party.

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