Murchison Fletcher

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Sir

Arthur George Murchison Fletcher
Acting Governor of British Ceylon
In office
June 1927 – 20 August 1928
MonarchGeorge V
Preceded byHugh Clifford
Succeeded byHerbert Stanley
12th High Commissioner for the Western Pacific
In office
22 November 1929 – May 1936
MonarchGeorge V
Edward VIII
Preceded bySir Eyre Hutson
13th Governor of Fiji
In office
22 November 1929 – May 1936
MonarchGeorge V
Edward VIII
Preceded bySir Eyre Hutson
Succeeded bySir Cecil Barton (acting)
11th Governor of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
17 September 1936 – 10 January 1938
MonarchEdward VIII
George VI
Preceded bySir Alfred Hollis
Succeeded bySir Hubert Young
Personal details
Born(1878-09-27)27 September 1878
Died9 April 1954(1954-04-09) (aged 75)

Sir (Arthur George) Murchison Fletcher, KCMG, CBE (27 September 1878[1] – 9 April 1954)[2] was a British colonial administrator.

He was Colonial Secretary of Ceylon from 1926 to 1929, during which time he was Acting Governor from 1927 to 1928. He was appointed Governor of Fiji and High Commissioner for the Western Pacific from 22 November 1929 to 28 November 1936,[3] and Governor of Trinidad and Tobago from 1936 to 1938. His tenure coincided with the British West Indian labour unrest of 1934–39.

Murchison Fletcher is mentioned in several contemporary Trinidadian calypso songs, notably "The Governor's Resignation" and "Commission's Report" by Attila the Hun and "We Mourn the Loss of Sir Murchison Fletcher" by Lord Executor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Profile of Sir Arthur George Murchison Fletcher
  3. ^ Fiji:Handbook of the Colony of Fiji. Suva, Fiji: H.R. Craigie, Government Printer. 1936.
Government offices
Preceded by
Hugh Clifford
Acting
Governor of British Ceylon

1927-1928
Succeeded by
Herbert Stanley
Preceded by
Sir Eyre Hutson
High Commissioner for the Western Pacific
1929–1936
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Richards
Governor of Fiji
1929–1936
Preceded by
Alfred Claud Hollis
Governor of Trinidad and Tobago
1936–1938
Succeeded by
Hubert Winthrop Young