John Charles Sholto Douglas, 21st Earl of Morton was born on March 19, 1927, and died on March 5, 2016.
He was a Scottish peer and landowner.
His father was Hon. Charles William Sholto Douglas and Florence Timson.
John Douglas was educated at Bryanston School and Canford School.
John Douglas succeeded to the earldom in 1976, upon the death of his first cousin, the 20th Earl.
He was a property consultant, a partner in Dalmahoy Farms and chairman of the Edinburgh Polo Club, and was a director in Scotland of the Bristol & West Building Society.
John was appointed a deputy lieutenant of West Lothian, in 1982 and he served as Lord Lieutenant of West Lothian from 1985 to 2002.
John married Mary Sheila Gibbs in 1949, by whom he had three children.
John Douglas passed away at 88 yrs old.