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Arthur Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore

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Arthur Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore


Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore, GCMG, KJStJ (26 November 1829 30 January 1912) was a British colonial administrator. The youngest son of George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, he was educated privately and then at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was President of the Cambridge Union Society in 1849. After graduating in 1851, he worked as Assistant Private Secretary to the British Prime Minister (his father) between 1852 and 1855. He was Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick between 1861 and 1866. He was Governor of Trinidad from 1866 to 1870. He was 11th Governor of Mauritius from 21 Feb 1871 to 18 August 1874. He was Governor of Fiji from 1875 to 1880. In 1875 the Fiji Islands were created a separate Colony, and Sir Arthur Gordon was appointed the first Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Fiji, until 1880. In connection with this he also received the appointment of Consul-General, and High Commissioner of the Western Pacific. As his final appointment, he was Governor of Ceylon from 1883 to 1890. He was created 1st Baron Stanmore, of Great Stanmore, Middlesex on 21 August 1893.