Henry Egerton Cotton
|Henry Egerton Cotton
|1st Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University|
|Succeeded by||John Moores, Jr|
|Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside|
5 June 1989 – 1993
|Preceded by||Sir Kenneth Stoddart|
|Succeeded by||Sir Alan William Waterworth|
|Born||21 July 1929|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Margaret Susan Peard
(m. 18 June 1955)
Colonel Vere Egerton Cotton (father)
|Children||1 daughter, 1 son|
|Alma mater||Magdalene College,
University of Cambridge
Henry Egerton Cotton JP DL (21 July 1929 – 1993), (also known as Henry E. Cotton) served as the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside from 1989 to 1993. He was also the First Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University serving in office from 1992 until his death in 1993.
Henry Cotton was the son of Colonel Vere Egerton Cotton and Elfreda Moore. On 18 June 1955, he married Elizabeth Peard, daughter of Clifford James Peard, DSO, JP. They had one daughter, Catherine Cotton and one son, Timothy Cotton. Catherine (Kate) Cotton had one daughter, Natalie Psillou.
He was educated at Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire, and later graduated from Magdalene College, University of Cambridge in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts. Henry Cotton was also in the Royal Artillery (Territorial Army) where he gained the rank of Lieutenant.
In 1992, Henry Cotton was appointed the First Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University after gaining university status from being a polytechnic, however the institution goes as far back to its foundation as Liverpool Mechanics' School of Arts in 1823, making its claim in the third-oldest university in England debate. He served in office until his death in 1993. He was succeeded by John Moores, Jr, CBE who was the son of Sir John Moores whom the university is named after.
A statue of Henry Cotton enscribed "Henry Egerton Cotton Esq, (1929-1993) LL.D, JP, First Chancellor of the University, 1992-1993" has been established outside the honourarily named Henry Cotton Building, on the universities City Campus in Liverpool.
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Sir Kenneth Stoddart
|Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside
Sir Alan Waterworth
|Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University
John Moores, Jr.