Marcus Rex

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Marcus Rex
20th British Resident of Perak
In office
Preceded by Sir Geoffrey Edmund Cator
Succeeded by Arthur Vincent Aston
Personal details
Born 1886
Died 1971

Marcus Rex, CMG was born in 1886 and died in 1971. He was the last British Resident of Perak during the World War II waged in British Malaya.

Education and career[edit]

His early education was at the Highgate School, London, after which he gained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1908. Rex began his service as Malayan Civil Service cadet in 1910, he was soon promoted as Assistant to the Resident of Perak in 1912 and 1915. Rex also posted as District Officer of Kuala Kangsar in 1913. In 1917, he became the Superintendent of Opium in the State of Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang. Rex became the District Officer of Raub in 1919. He was the British Secretary for Federated Malay States in 1935 - 1936 and the last British Resident of Perak 1939 - 1941.