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Edwin Porter Arrowsmith

Sir Edwin Porter Arrowsmith KCMG CMG (23 May 1909 – 10 July 1992) was a British politician who served in several parts of the Commonwealth. Arrowsmith is mainly known for his service in the Falkland Islands and the British Antarctic Territory. Outside governmental service, he was an avid philanthropist, strongly supporting blind men and women in Britain.[1]

Sir Edwin Arrowsmith

Governor of the Falkland Islands
In office
1957-1964
Preceded byOswald Raynor Arthur
Succeeded byCosmo Haskard
High Commissioner for the British Antarctic Territory
In office
1962–1964
Preceded byInaugural holder
Succeeded byCosmo Haskard
Personal details
Born
Edwin Porter Arrowsmith

23 May 1909
Died10 July 1992 (aged 83)
NationalityBritish
Alma materCheltenham College and Trinity College Oxford

Governor of the Falkland IslandsEdit

Due to his service and training in the Commonwealth, Arrowsmith was prime for his post as governor. During his term, the islands saw new tax legislation, economic prosperity, and a new found enjoyment for its governor. Remarkably, he held a fiftieth anniversary party for the Battle of the Falkland Islands on 8 December 1964.[2]

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