Edward Beetham

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Sir Edward "Eddy" Betham Beetham KCMG CVO OBE (19 February 1905 – 19 February 1979)[1] was a British colonial official who was Resident Commissioner of Swaziland 1946–50 and of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1950–53. He was educated at Charterhouse School and Lincoln College, Oxford. He was Governor of the Windward Islands 1953–55 and Governor of Trinidad and Tobago 1955–60, where he presided over the transition to elected internal self-government.[2] Beetham was the last British colonial governor of Trinidad and Tobago of British descent. The Beetham Highway in Port of Spain is named after him.


  1. ^ https://www.aspiringmindstandt.com/edward-beetham
  2. ^ BEETHAM, Sir Edward (Betham), Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2015 (online edition, Oxford University Press, 2014)

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Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Robert Arundell
Governor of the Windward Islands
Succeeded by
Sir Colville Deverell
Preceded by
Sir Hubert Rance
Governor of Trinidad and Tobago
Succeeded by
Sir Solomon Hochoy