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Encyclopedia > Arthur Hamilton Gordon

Sir Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore (November 26, 1829-January 30, 1912). was a British colonial Governor.

The youngest son of George Hamilton_Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, he was educated privately and then at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was President of the Cambridge Union Society in 1849. After graduating in 1851, he worked as Assistant Private Secretary to the British Prime Minister (his father) between 1852 and 1855.

He was Lieutenant_Governor of New Brunswick between 1861 and 1866, Governor of Trinidad from 1866 to 1870, Governor of Mauritius from 1871 to 1874. Governor of Fiji from 1875 to 1880, Governor of New Zealand from 1880 to 1883, and finally Governor of Ceylon from 1883 to 1890.

He was created 1st Baron Stanmore, of Great Stanmore, Middlesex on August 21, 1893.

Preceded by:
Sir Hercules Robinson
Governors of New Zealand Succeeded by:
Lieutenant General Sir William Francis Drummond Jervois

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Arthur Hamilton Gordon was born in London, Eng­land, on 26 November 1829, the youngest son of George Hamilton Gordon, fourth earl of Aberdeen, and his second wife, Harriet Douglas, daughter of the Honourable John Douglas and widow of James, Vis­count Hamilton.
Gordon served as lieutenant governor of New Brunswick (1861-66), governor of Trinidad (1866-70), governor of Mauritius (1871-74), first governor of Fiji (1875-80), high commissioner and consul general for the western Pacific (1877-83), governor of New Zea­land (1880-82), and governor of Ceylon (1883-90).
Arthur Gordon arrived in New Zealand in Novem­ber 1880 with an established reputation as one of the abler governors of his generation.
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