Claude Hill

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Claude Hill
KCSI, CIE
15th Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
In office
1925–1932
Monarch George V
Preceded by William Fry
Succeeded by Sir Montagu Butler
Personal details
Born Claude Hamilton Archer Hill
1866
Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire[1]
Died 1934
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Frances May West
Children One son and two daughters
Alma mater Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Sir Claude Hamilton Archer Hill KCSI CIE (1866 – 1934) was Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.

Career[edit]

Educated at St Mark's School in Windsor and Emmanuel College, Cambridge,[2][3] Hill joined the Indian Civil Service in 1887.[4] After a posting as Under Secretary to the Government of India (Home Department) from 1895, he was appointed successively First Assistant Resident at Hyderabad in 1897, Private Secretary to the Governor of Bombay in 1900 and then Deputy Secretary to the Government of India (Foreign Department) in 1903.[4] His later appointments included political secretary to the Governor of Bombay in 1906, then Resident at Mewar and after that, Agent to the Governor at Kathiawar.[4] Later he became a member of the Executive Council of Bombay and subsequently, Finance Member of the Viceroy's Executive Council and Head of the Central Transport and Food Board of India.[4] He retired in 1921.[4]

In retirement he became Director-General of the League of Red Cross Societies and then Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.[5]

Family[edit]

In 1892 he married Frances May West; they had a son and two daughters.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birth Records
  2. ^ The India List 1905
  3. ^ "Hill, Claude Hamilton Archer (HL885CH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor Isle of Man Examiner Annual, 1927
  5. ^ World Statesmen
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Sir David Henderson
Director-General of the League of Red Cross Societies
1921 – 1925
Succeeded by
Ernest Bicknell
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir William Fry
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
1925–1932
Succeeded by
Sir Montagu Butler