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John Dalrymple

(1720—1789) politician and writer


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Dalrymple was born, probably at Edinburgh, some time in 1720, and died in London on 13 October 1789. His father was George Dalrymple, a younger son of the 1st Earl of Stair. He was educated privately and then studied law at Edinburgh, becoming an advocate of the Scottish bar in 1741. He then purchased a captaincy in the army, serving until 1745 when he attempted to inherit the title of Earl of Stair from his uncle, the 2nd Earl.

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From The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Economics.


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