William Henry Marsh

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William Henry Marsh
Administrator of Hong Kong
In office
March 1882 – March 1883
Monarch Queen Victoria
Preceded by Sir Malcolm Struan Tonnochy
Succeeded by Sir George Ferguson Bowen
Administrator of Hong Kong
In office
1885–1887
Monarch Queen Victoria
Preceded by Sir George Ferguson Bowen
Succeeded by Major-General William Cameron
Administrator
Personal details
Born 1827
Died 1906
Nationality United Kingdom British
Profession colonial administrator

Sir William Henry Marsh (1827-1906 Chinese Translated Name: 馬殊; 馬師 also infrequently used) was a British colonial administrator, who governed Hong Kong as a colonial administrator twice.[1] The first tenure started in March, 1882, and ended in March 1883, when Sir George Ferguson Bowen succeeded him as the 9th Governor of Hong Kong. The second tenure started in December 1885, and ended in April, 1887, when Major-General William Cameron succeeded him as Colonial Administrator.

Memory[edit]

Marsh Road in Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island and Marsh Street in Hung Hom were named after him.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=CV%2FPers%2FMarsh%2C%20Sir%20William%20Henry%20(1827-1906)%20Knight%2C%20colonial%20administrator
  2. ^ Andrew Yanne; Gillis Heller (2009). Signs of a Colonial Era. Hong Kong University Press. p. 55. ISBN 962-209-944-0. 
Government offices
Preceded by
John Gardiner Austin
Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong
1879-1887
Succeeded by
Frederick Stewart
Preceded by
Sir Malcolm Struan Tonnochy
Governor of Hong Kong
Administrator 1st Time

1882-1883
Succeeded by
Sir George Ferguson Bowen
Preceded by
Sir George Ferguson Bowen
Governor of Hong Kong
Administrator 2nd Time

1885-1887
Succeeded by
Major-General William Cameron
Administrator