Robertson, James Wilson

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Name
Robertson, James Wilson Gender: M
born on 27 October 1899 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Dundee, Scotland, 56n28, 3w0
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 04°02' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 17°46 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 08°46'



Biography

The last British Governor-General of Nigeria.

he joined the Sudan Political Service from 1922 to 1953, serving appointments in Blue Nile, White Nile, Fung and Kordofan provinces and was the Civil Secretary from 1945 to 1953. He was then sent to British Guiana in January 1954 by Oliver Lyttelton, the then Secretary of State for the Colonies to write the Robertson Commission Report to investigate the current crisis in the country due to the election of the People's Progressive Party, who were seen as too friendly with communist organisations which had led to the suspension of the constitution.

He was then sent to Nigeria as a result of his good work. He was Governor-General of Nigeria from 15 June 1955 to 16 November 1960 (representing Queen Elizabeth as Head of State from 1 October 1960 to 16 November 1960)

He wrote extensively about colonial administration in the era of decolonisation.

He died in 1983

Link to Wikipedia

Events

  • Work : New Career 15 June 1955 (Appointed Governor-General of Nigeria)
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  • Work : End Major Project 16 November 1960 (Finished Governor-Generalship)
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Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record

Categories

  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction