Lee Stack

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Lee Oliver Fitzmaurice Stack
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Governor-General of Sudan
In office
1917 – 19 November 1924
Preceded by Reginald Wingate
Succeeded by Geoffrey Francis Archer
Personal details
Born 1868
Died 19 November 1924
Cairo, Egypt

Major-General Sir Lee Oliver Fitzmaurice Stack, GBE, CMG (1868 – 19 November 1924) was a British army officer and Governor-General of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.[1] On 19 November 1924, he was shot and assassinated while driving through Cairo.[2]

The British responded with anger, demanding of the Egyptian government a public apology, an inquiry, suppression of demonstrations and payment of a large fine. Further, they demanded withdrawal of all Egyptian officers and Egyptian army units from the Sudan, an increase to the scope of an irrigation scheme in Gezira and laws to protect foreign investors in Egypt.[3]

Sir Geoffrey Archer, formerly Governor of Uganda, took over as Governor-General of the Sudan in January 1925, the first time a civilian had held this office.[4]


  1. ^ Daly, M.W. (September 2004). "‘Stack, Sir Lee Oliver Fitzmaurice (1868–1924)’". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/36230. Retrieved 10 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Chamberlain, Austen; Robert C. Self (1995). The Austen Chamberlain Diary Letters: The Correspondence of Sir Austen Chamberlain with His Sisters Hilda and Ida, 1916-1937. Cambridge University Press. p. 300. ISBN 0-521-55157-9. 
  3. ^ "EGYPT: Shots and Repercussions". Time Magazine. 1 December 1924. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Ibrahim, Hassan Ahmed (2004). Sayyid ʻAbd al-Raḥmān al-Mahdī: a study of neo-Mahdīsm in the Sudan, 1899-1956. BRILL. p. 92. ISBN 90-04-13854-4. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Reginald Wingate
Sirdar of the Egyptian Army
Succeeded by
Sir Charlton Spinks
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Reginald Wingate
Governor-General of the Sudan
Succeeded by
Sir Geoffrey Archer