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Sir Archibald Albert McDonald Gordon CMG (29 October 1892 - 23 November 1974) was a civil servant, diplomat and barrister and a local politician in the Stoke Newington area.

Born in Dalston, He was the son Archibald Albert McDonald Gordon, an insurance agent, and Miriam Morgan Hogg. He was educated at King's College London and the London School of Economics. He entered the civil service in 1912 and was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1930.

In 1922 he was elected to Stoke Newington Borough Council, remaining a member until 1946. Gordon was Mayor of Stoke Newington 1923-24, 1934, 1941-45. He was awarded the OBE in the 1944 New Year's honours.[1]

He also sat on the London County Council as a Municipal Reform Party councillor representing Stoke Newington from 1922-37. He was one of the county council's representatives on the Metropolitan Water Board from 1937-40.

In 1942 he was appointed counsellor and labour attaché at the British Embassy in Washington, DC. He retired in 1954.

Portrait here: Sir Archibald McDonald Gordon (1892-1974). National Portrait Gallery. Mention here.