Robert Benson Ewbank

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Sir Robert Benson Ewbank, CSI,[1] CIE (22 October 1883 – 2 September 1967) [2] was an eminent British colonial civil servant in the twentieth century.

Educated at Carlisle Grammar School and The Queen's College, Oxford [3] he was Registrar of Co-operative Societies for the Bombay Presidency from 1911 to 1919; Deputy Secretary to the Government of India from 1920 to 1924 (and Acting Secretary between 1926 and 1927) ; its representative in East Africa from 1927 to 1928; and General Secretary to the Government of Bombay from 1929 to 1934. From 1936 to 1939 he was a Member of the Commission of Government of Newfoundland [4] in charge of Natural Resources. In retirement he was Chairman of the Lake District Committee of the National Trust from 1948 to 1962; a member of the Church Assembly from 1950 to 1960; and High Sheriff of Westmorland from 1957 to 58.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ London Gazette 1 January 1934
  2. ^ Obituary: Sir Robert Ewbank The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Sep 05, 1967; pg. 10; Issue 57038
  3. ^ University IntelligenceThe Times (London, England), Wednesday, Dec 11, 1901; pg. 6; Issue 36635
  4. ^ The Newfoundland Government The Times (London, England), Friday, May 29, 1936; pg. 13; Issue 47387
  5. ^ ‘EWBANK, Sir Robert Benson’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 12 Dec 2012