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 Margaret <I>Whigham</I> Campbell

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Margaret Whigham Campbell

  • Birth 1 Dec 1912 Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, Scotland
  • Death 25 Jul 1993 Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
  • Burial Brookwood, Woking Borough, Surrey, England
  • Plot Plot 119
  • Memorial ID 8226032

Duchess of Argyll. One of the most photographed and publicized society beauties of her time, she was first married to American stockholder and golfer Charles Sweeny. The couple remained in London during the war, and she assisted her husband in forming the "Eagle" squadrons, manned by American pilots in the period before America entered the war. After their divorce, she married Ian Douglas Campbell, the 11th Duke of Argyll. They were subsequently involved in a sensational divorce case that ran from 1959 to 1963 and which attracted enormous media interest. She published her memoirs, Forget Not, in 1975 and died in St. George's Nursing Home in London. She wished to be buried near Inverary Castle (the Argyll family home), this request was refused; therefore she was buried with her first husband who had died just a few months before.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger

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  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 31 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8226032
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Whigham Campbell (1 Dec 1912–25 Jul 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8226032, citing Brookwood Cemetery, Brookwood, Woking Borough, Surrey, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .