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John Valentine Wistar Shaw

John Valentine Wistar Shaw Britich colonial administrator

Britich colonial administrator
John Valentine Wistar Shaw
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Intro Britich colonial administrator
Was Colonial administrator
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 14 February 1894
Death 1982 (aged 87 years)
Star sign AquariusAquarius
Awards
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George  
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Biography

Sir John Valentine Wistar Shaw KCMG, (14 February 1894 – 24 December 1982) was a British colonial administrator. Born in Derby on 14 February 1894, Shaw was educated at Repton, and in the First World War did military service from 1914 to 1919. He then joined the Colonial Administrative Service.

Appointments[4]

Gold Coast

  • Assistant District Commissioner, 1921–1925
  • District Commissioner, 1925 -1928
  • Assistant Secretary, 1928–1935

Palestine

  • Assistant Secretary, 1935–1938
  • Senior Assistant Secretary, 1938–1939
  • Departmental Chief Secretary, 1939–1940

Cyprus

  • Colonial Secretary 1940–1943

Palestine

  • Chief Secretary 1943

Palestine and Cyprus

  • Acting Governor, Cyprus and Acting High Commissioner for Palestine for several periods, 1940–1946.

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Governor and Commander-in-Chief, 1947–1950

Death

Shaw died on 24 December 1982 in Hastings, Sussex.

Honours and legacy

Shaw was awarded the CMG in 1942, became Knight Bachelor in 1946, and KCMG in 1947. His papers are held by the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House, with additional items at the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 24 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://books.google.com/?id=Y8U8AQAAIAAJ&q=John+Valentine+Wistar+Shaw+1894&dq=John+Valentine+Wistar+Shaw+1894
http://family-maw.co.uk/getperson.php?personID=I59287&tree=Maw
https://www.geni.com/people/John-Shaw-KCMG/6000000025144548680
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/online/blcas/shaw-jvw1.html
http://www.worldcat.org/title/sir-john-shaw-papers/oclc/54865882
http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portraitLarge/mw104987/Sir-John-Valentine-Wistar-Shaw
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