Gerald Balfour, 4th Earl of Balfour

Gerald Arthur James Balfour, 4th Earl of Balfour (23 December 1925 – 27 June 2003), styled Viscount Traprain between 1945 and 1968, was a Scottish peer.

Balfour was the son of The 3rd Earl of Balfour and Jean Lily West Roundel Cooke-Yarborough. He married Natasha Georgina Anton (d.1994), daughter of Captain George Anton, on 14 December 1956.

Balfour was educated at Eton. He took part in the Second World War, in the Merchant Navy. A master mariner, he first served on H.M.S. Conway. From 1960 to 1974, he was a County Councillor for East Lothian. In November 1968 he succeeded his father in the earldom.

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Balfour
Earl of Balfour
Succeeded by
Roderick Francis Arthur Balfour

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