- This article is about the First Lord of the Star League. For the WarShip, see Jonathan Cameron (Vessel).
|Parents||Michael Cameron II (father)|
Katarina Mann (mother)
Zoza Drent (lover)
|Children||Guerever Cameron (illegitimate)|
Jonathan Cameron was the fourth First Lord of the Star League. Consumed by paranoid (or perhaps prophetic) dreams of an invasion from the Periphery, he invested massive sums into Terran military research and the SLDF, including the SDS system that would eventually be used by Stefan Amaris against the SLDF.
The decline of relations between the Inner Sphere and the Periphery began under his reign with Star League investments and punitive taxes imposed on the territorial states in order to fund this military expansion.
Jonathan became increasingly distracted from day to day affairs, refusing to authorize SLDF defensive actions to curb the Second Hidden War that broke out in 2725. SLDF Commanding General Ikolor Fredasa approached Jonathan's sister Jocasta Cameron in an attempt to replace him but she revealed the prospective coup. Simultaneously a civil war broke out within the Free Worlds League, but Jonathan once again declined to intervene.
Nonetheless, the coup convinced Jonathan to accept Jocasta's advice and he appointed Rebecca Fetladral as the new commanding general and authorized the SLDF to intervene in the Second Hidden War. This was too late to save the First Prince, Joseph Davion, who was killed on Royal before the 160th BattleMech Division could arrive.
Jonathan offered to stand down in favor of Jocasta, who declined as she was a cloistered nun. She remained his advisor and effective co-ruler while Simon Cameron became Director-General in 2734. Within a year, Jocasta was First Lord in all but name with Jonathan's health declining and his remaining years devoted to funding hospitals and overseeing humanitarian work. He died in 2738.
- The Star League, p. 61
- The Star League (sourcebook)