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Lord Shackleton

Edward Arthur Alexander Shackleton (July 15, 1911 - 1994), created in 1958 Baron Shackleton of Burley (a life peerage[?]), was a British geographer and politician, Leader of the House of Lords from 1968 to 1970, and subsequently Opposition Leader of the House of Lords.

He was the younger son of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctic explorer.

In 1938, he married Betty Homan, and they had two children - the Hon. Charles Edward Ernest Shackleton and the Hon. Alexandra Shackleton.

From 1971, he was President of the Royal Geographical Society[?]. In 1994 he became the Life President of the newly founded James Caird Society[?].

Lord Shackleton was Pro-Chancellor of the University of Southampton, in which role he was deeply interested in the development of geography at Southampton. A portrait photograph of Lord Shackleton was unveiled by his daughter the Hon. Alexandra Shackleton in December 1997 in the university's Shackleton Building, which houses the Departments of Geography and Psychology.

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