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Rawson William Rawson

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Sir Rawson William Rawson, K.C.M.G. (1812-1899).

Obituary 1899[1]

"...he having been born in London on September 8th, 1812. He was educated at Eton, and commenced his public career in 1830, when be became Private Secretary to the Vice-President of the Board of Trade, and held the same office under Mr. Gladstone in 1811. Afterwards he held a number of colonial appointments, eventually being made Governor-in-Chief of the Windward Islands, which post he held from 1869 to 1875. In the year 1857 he was created C.B., being made K.C.M.G. in 1875 . He was an ex-president of the Royal Statistical Society, the president of the International Statistical Society, and Vicepresident of the Royal Geographical Society..."More.

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  1. The Engineer 1899/11/24, p524.