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Sir George William Kekewich MP

Sir George William Kekewich KCB (1 April 1841 – 5 July 1921)[1] was a British Civil Servant and Liberal Party politician.

Family and educationEdit

He was the son of Samuel Trehawke Kekewich by his second wife Louisa Buck, and the half-brother of the judge Sir Arthur Kekewich. He attended Eton and Balliol.

Civil service careerEdit

He was an Examiner in the Education Department, 1867–71, and a Senior Examiner, 1871-90. He was Secretary to the Education Department from 1890–1900. During this time he gave his support to Julie Schwabe, Claude Montefiore, William Mather and others who were establishing Froebelian education.[2] He was Secretary also of the Science and Art Department from 1899–1900. He was knighted (KCB) in 1895. He was Secretary of the Board of Education from 1900–03.[3]

Political careerEdit

He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Exeter from 1906 to January 1910.[1][4][5]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 2)
  2. ^ Evelyn Lawrence (16 May 2012). Friedrich Froebel and English Education (RLE Edu K). Routledge. pp. 31–. ISBN 978-1-136-49215-0.
  3. ^ Who's Who
  4. ^ Vincent, John Russell (1984). The Crawford papers: the journals of David Lindsay, twenty-seventh Earl of Crawford and tenth Earl of Balcarres. Manchester University Press ND. p. 96. Retrieved 23 January 2011.

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