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Buch·an(bŭk′ən, bŭKH′-), Sir John First Baron Tweedsmuir. 1875-1940.
British writer and government official who was governor-general of Canada (1935-1940) but is best known for his adventure novels, such as The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915).
(Biography) John, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir. 1875–1940, Scottish statesman, historian, and writer of adventure stories, esp The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915) and Greenmantle (1916); governor general of Canada (1935–40)