John, 4th Earl of Loudoun raised Loudon's regiment in 1745. He was Governor of Virginia and Commander of the British Forces in America in 1756. A Scottish peer in the House of Lords, he was also a road maker, bridge builder and planter of a million trees. He was described as 'the father of agriculture in this part of the country'. He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Loudoun in 1731.
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