Andrew Caldecott

Andrew Caldecott

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Andrew Caldecott

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Sir Andrew Caldecott, GCMG, KBE ( 郝德傑) (1884–1951) was a British colonial administrator.

Early Life, Education

Sir Andrew Caldecott was born on 26 October 1884 in Kent, England. His father was a cleric. Caldecott was educated at Uppingham, and Exeter College, Oxford, where he became an Honorary Fellow in 1948.

Colonial Services career

Between 1907 and 1935, he held various appointments in the Malayan Civil Service, including:

Later in his time in Malaya, Caldecott served as:

Through his experience in the Malayan administration, Caldecott was famous for his ability to settle quarrels between different ethnic groups.

Governor of Hong Kong

In 1935, Caldecott was appointed governor of Hong Kong. His tenure was the shortest in Hong Kong colonial history, for he was appointed the second last governor of Ceylon a little more than a year later to handle the threat to the British administration caused by the...
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