|Intro||Politician in British Hong Kong|
|A.K.A.||Robert Hormus Kotewall|
|Was||Lawyer Politician Legislator|
|Death||1949, British Hong Kong, British Empire (aged 69 years)|
Sir Robert Hormus Kotewall(羅旭龢; 1880–1949) was a British Hong Kong businessman, civil servant and legislator.
Kotewall was the son of Hormusjee Rustomjee Kotewall, a Parsi from India. His ancestry included Chinese, Parsi (as his middle name of Hormus and surname of Kotewall suggests) and European forebears.
Kotewall was born in 1880. He was the son of Hormusjee Rustomjee Kotewall and Cheung A-cheung.
In 1913, Kotewall was named Clerk to the Magistracy and JP. By 1919, he was in trade as the manager of the Hong Kong Mercantile Company. In 1923, he was invited to join the Legislative Council as an unofficial member, a position he held until 1935. In 1936, he joined the Executive Council.
Kotewall's wife was Edith (nee Lowcock) Kotewall (b. 1889). She was the daughter of George Lowcock and granddaughter of Henry Lowcock, an English businessman in Hong Kong. They had 9 children, including Phoebe (b.1911), Doris (b.1913), Bobbie (b.1916), Cicely (b.1919), L. Cyril (b.1922), Maisie Nora, and Esther.
Kotewall Road, in Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Island, and Sir Robert Kotewall Hall in the campus of St. Paul's Co-educational College, are named after him. His daughter, Dr. Bobbie Kotewall, a teacher, became the principal of St. Paul's Co-educational College.