Donald Limon

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Sir Donald William Limon, KCB (29 October 1932 - 26 July 2012) was a British civil servant who served as Clerk of the House of Commons from 1994 to 1997.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Limon was born on 29 October 1932 in Hartlepool to Arthur Limon, the borough treasurer of West Hartlepool, and Dora Limon.[2][3][4] He was educated at the Chorister School, Durham, an independent preparatory school adjacent to Durham Cathedral, and then from 1946 to 1950 at Durham School, then an all-boys independent school in Durham.[1][4] A keen cricketer, he played for the school first elevens and was captain of his house team. He was Head of House, the Caffinites, in his final year.[4]

Career[edit]

On 1 November 1990, he was appointed Clerk Assistant of the House of Commons.[5] On 1 November 1994, he was appointed Clerk of the House of Commons therefore becoming chief executive of the house.[6]

Honours[edit]

Limon was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 1993 New Year Honours.[7] He was promoted to Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in the 1997 Queen's Birthday Honours.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sir Donald Limon". The Times. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Dalyell, Tam (11 August 2012). "Sir Donald Limon: Clerk of the House of Commons hailed for his toughness and eye for detail". The Independent. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Sir Donald Limon". The Daily Telegraph. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Sir Donald Limon". OD Obituaries. Durham School. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 52327. p. 17208. 6 November 1990. Retrieved 09 March 2014.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 53840. p. 15477. 4 November 1994. Retrieved 09 March 2014.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 53153. p. 3. 30 December 1992. Retrieved 09 March 2014.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 54794. p. 2. 13 June 1997. Retrieved 09 March 2014.