Chancellor, John Robert 1870-1952

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Dates:
Birth 1870
Death 1952
Gender:
Male

Biographical notes:

Sir John Robert Chancellor was born in 1870 and educated at Blair Lodge Academy, Polmont and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1890 and served in India with the Dongola (1896) and Tirah (1897-1898) expeditions before returning to England and entering the Staff College. In 1904 he was appointed Assistant Military Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence and from 1906-1911 served as Secretary of the Colonial Defence Committee. Chancellor went on to serve as Governor of Mauritius (1911-1916), Governor of Trinidad and Tobago (1916-1921) and Governor of Southern Rhodesia (1923-1928) before serving as High Commissioner for Palestine and Trans-Jordan (1928-1931).

Chancellor was awarded the DSO (1898), CMG (1909), KCMG (1913), GCMG (1922), GCVO (1925) and GBE (1947). He died on the 31 July 1952 at the family estate in Shieldhill, Lanarkshire.

From the guide to the Papers of Sir John Robert Chancellor, 1911-1931, (The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House)

Sir John Robert Chancellor was born in 1870 and educated at Blair Lodge Academy, Polmont and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1890 and served in India with the Dongola (1896) and Tirah (1897-1898) expeditions before returning to England and entering the Staff College. In 1904 he was appointed Assistant Military Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence and from 1906-1911 served as Secretary of the Colonial Defence Committee. Chancellor went on to serve as Governor of Mauritius (1911-1916), Governor of Trinidad and Tobago (1916-1921) and Governor of Southern Rhodesia (1923-1928) before serving as High Commissioner for Palestine and Trans-Jordan (1928-1931).

Chancellor was awarded the DSO (1898), CMG (1909), KCMG (1913), GCMG (1922), GCVO (1925) and GBE (1947). He died on the 31 July 1952 at the family estate in Shieldhill, Lanarkshire.

From the guide to the Correspondence of Sir John Robert Chancellor, 1909-1929, (The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House)

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Subjects:

  • Governors Africa
  • Governors Africa Correspondence

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  • Trinidad and Tobago Officials and employees (as recorded)
  • Africa Officials and employees (as recorded)
  • Asia Officials and employees (as recorded)
  • Asia Officials and employees (as recorded)
  • Africa Officials and employees (as recorded)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Officials and employees (as recorded)