Fox Maule Earl of Dalhousie
Biography of Fox Maule Earl of Dalhousie
Fox Maule-Ramsay, 2nd Baron Panmure and 11th Earl of Dalhousie (1801-1874), was Rector of the University from 1842 to 1844.
Born in Brechin Castle, Maule (he added Ramsay to his surname after inheriting his earldom in 1860) studied at the University of Edinburgh and then served in the British Army. He became a Liberal MP and rose to the office of Secretary of State for War in 1855.
Maule succeeded as 2nd Baron Panmure in 1852 and in 1860 as 11th Earl of Dalhousie. He was a prominent supporter of the Free Church of Scotland after the Disruption in 1843, the year he defeated Lord Eglinton to be re-elected Rector of the University.