Our President in 1901 was:

The Right Hon. The Earl of Aberdeen, GCMC, LLD. 

He proposed the Toast to Sir Walter at our 8th Annual Dinner on Friday 6th December 1901 in The Royal Hotel, Edinburgh. 

His Toast to Sir Walter has been made available here thanks to sponsorship from Sir David Tweedie.

Click on the link below to read it.  

[Toast to Sir Walter]

You can also read the full report from where his address was taken here

John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, KT, GCMG, GCVO, PC (3 August 1847-7 March 1934 Tarland) was Governor General of Canada from 1893 to 1898.

Hamilton-Gordon was born in 1847 in Edinburgh, the third son of the 5th Earl of Aberdeen. Following his education at St Andrews and Oxford, he succeeded on his eldest brother's death to the Earldom in 1870, assuming his seat in the House of Lords, where he was a close friend and supporter of the Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone. He gained experience in overseas administration with his appointment as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1886, and he was also a representative of Her Majesty Queen Victoria at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

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