Edgeworth Beresford David

Edgeworth Beresford David KBE CMG (traditional Chinese: 戴維德; simplified Chinese: 戴维德; Jyutping: daai3wai4dak1), (12 June 1908 – 15 May 1965)[2][3] was a colonial administrator. He was appointed as a cadet in the Colonial Office in 1930[4] and later became the Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong from 1955 - 1957 and the last Chief Secretary of Singapore from 1958 to 1959. David was the Administrator of Hong Kong for a short time after Sir Alexander Grantham left Hong Kong and Sir Robert Brown Black was named Governor in late 1957.

Sir

Edgeworth Beresford David

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2nd Chief Secretary of Singapore
In office
1958 – 2 June 1959
Preceded bySir William Allmond Codrington Goode
Succeeded byPosition abolished
2nd Administrator of Hong Kong
In office
31 December 1957 – 23 January 1958
Preceded bySir Alexander Grantham
Succeeded bySir Robert Brown Black
Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong
In office
4 May 1955 – 24 January 1958
Preceded bySir Robert Brown Black
Succeeded byClaude Bramall Burgess
Personal details
Born(1908-06-12)12 June 1908
London, United Kingdom
Died15 May 1965(1965-05-15) (aged 56)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
MotherKathleen Frances Kington
FatherVenerable Arthur Evan David
RelativesGwynaeth David David[1]
Arthur Meuric Nairne David[1]
Bronwyn David[1]
OccupationColonial administrator

Personal lifeEdit

E.B. David was the son of Venerable Arthur Evan David and Kathleen Frances Kington.[2]

HonoursEdit

David was appointed to following honours

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Person Page - 12509". The Peerage. 14 March 2009. Archived from the original on 19 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Person Page - 23292". The Peerage. 8 October 2007. Archived from the original on 3 November 2007.
  3. ^ "David, Sir Edgeworth (Beresford), (12 June 1908–15 May 1965)". ukwhoswho. 1 December 2007.
  4. ^ "No. 33667". The London Gazette. 5 December 1930. p. 7777.
  5. ^ "No. 40188". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 June 1954. p. 5.
  6. ^ "No. 42231". The London Gazette (Supplement). 27 December 1960. p. 23.
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Robert Brown Black
Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong
1955–1957
Succeeded by
Claude Bramall Burgess
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Grantham
as Governor of Hong Kong
Administrator of Hong Kong
1957–1958
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Brown Black
as Governor of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Sir William Allmond Codrington Goode
Chief Secretary of Singapore
1958–1959
Position abolished