Claud Severn

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Claude Severn (Chinese Translated Name: 施勳) (1869-1933) was a British colonial administrator. He was the Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong from 1911–1925 and he governed Hong Kong on various occasions as an acting administrator.

Biography[edit]

Sir Claud Severn was born on 9 Sep 1869 and died at the Old Rectory, Ewelme, near Oxford, on 8 Apr 1933; in 1920, he married Margaret Annie Bullock and they had three children but no grandchildren.

Memory[edit]

Severn Road, which is located on Mount Gough in Hong Kong, was named after him. The mansion of the Secretary of Justice of Hong Kong is located at this road.

Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Warren Delabere Barnes
Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong
1911 - 1925
Succeeded by
Sir Wilfrid Thomas Southorn
Preceded by
Frederick, Lord Lugard
Acting Administrator of Hong Kong
March–July 1912
Succeeded by
Sir Francis Henry May
Preceded by
Sir Francis Henry May
Acting Administrator of Hong Kong
September 1918-September 1919
Succeeded by
Sir Reginald Edward Stubbs
Preceded by
Sir Reginald Edward Stubbs
Acting Administrator of Hong Kong
March–November 1925
Succeeded by
Sir Cecil Clementi