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.
Styles of address
- 1925-1930: Mr Gerald A. J. Balfour
- 1930-1945: The Honourable Gerald A. J. Balfour
- 1945-1968: Viscount Traprain
- 1968-2003: The Right Honourable The Earl of Balfour
- Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 692
- Announcements, The Daily Telegraph, London, U.K., 30 June 2003
- Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 172
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Balfour
- Judgments - Earl of Balfour (Appellant) v Keeper of The Registers of Scotland and Others (Respondents) (Scotland) part 1
- Judgments - Earl of Balfour (Appellant) v Keeper of The Registers of Scotland and Others (Respondents) (Scotland) part 2
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|Earl of Balfour
| Succeeded by|
Roderick Francis Arthur Balfour