William Hugh Beeton

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William Hugh Beeton, CMG (14 October 1903 - 26 March 1976) was the Chief Commissioner of Ashanti, which became Ghana in 1957.[1] Beeton also served as Vice-President of The Royal African Society.[1][2]

Education[edit]

William Hugh Beeton was educated at Strathallan School in Perthshire and the London School of Economics, University of London.[3]

Career[edit]

  • Assistant District Commissioner, Gold Coast, 1926.[3]
  • District Commissioner, Gold Coast, 1932.[3]
  • Administrative Officer, Class II, 1943.[3]
  • Senior Assistant Colonial Secretary, 1944.[3]
  • Administrative Officer, Class I, 1946. (Assistant Chief Commissioner, Ashanti)[3]
  • Chief Commissioner, Ashanti, 1950-54. (Title changed to Chief Regional Officer 1952)[3]

Awards[edit]

Appointed a Companion of St Michael and St George, 1954.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kirk-Green, A.H.M (1991). A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service, 1939-1966. H Zell. ISBN 0 90545 096 5. 
  2. ^ "William Hugh Beeton, CMG". African Affairs. 1976. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "BEETON, William Hugh". Who's Who (UK). 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 40053. p. 5. 29 December 1953. Retrieved 15 January 2013.

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