John Lisseter Humphreys

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Grave of the Humphreys family, located in the churchyard at St John the Baptist Church, Bromsgrove

John Lisseter Humphreys CMG CBE (21 September 1881 - 15 December 1929) was a British colonial administrator, and Governor of North Borneo from October 15, 1926[1] until his death while on leave in China in December 1929.[2]

Humphreys was educated at Bromsgrove School. He was a senior classical scholar of Brasenose College, Oxford and entered the Straits Settlement Civil Service in 1905 as Cadet. Among other appointments he has been a magistrate in Singapore and Penang.[3] He was British Agent at Terengganu from 1916–1919; Adviser at Terengganu from 1919–25, Adviser at Kedah from 1925–1926, before being appointed Governor of North Borneo in October 1926.[4] During his furlough in late 1929, he contracted pneumonia and was rushed to the hospital in Tientsin where he succumbed due to a heart failure on the afternoon of Sunday, 15th December.[5]

J. L. Humphreys was awarded the C.B.E. in 1925 and the C.M.G in 1928.

Government offices
Preceded by
Aylmer Cavendish Pearson 2nd appt.
Governor of North Borneo
1926-1929
Succeeded by
Arthur Frederick Richards

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ British North Borneo Herald, October 16, 1926; page 191
  2. ^ http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F0115%2FBAM%206%2F72
  3. ^ British North Borneo Herald, August 2, 1926; page 140
  4. ^ http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Malay_states.htm
  5. ^ British North Borneo Herald, January 2, 1930; page 1

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