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WILLIAM MCCOMBIE (1805-188o)

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 205 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WILLIAM MCCOMBIE (1805-188o), Scottish agriculturist, was born at Tillyfour, Aberdeenshire, where he founded the herd of black-polled cattle with which his name is associated. He was the first tenant farmer to represent a Scottish constituency, and was returned to parliament, unopposed, as Liberal member for the western division of Aberdeen in 1868. He died unmarried in February 1880. His work Cattle and Cattle-breeders (1867) passed into a fourth edition in 1886.
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