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Eyre Hutson (colonial administrator)

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Sir Eyre Hutson

Acting High Commissioner for the Western Pacific
In office
1915–1916
MonarchGeorge V
Preceded byCecil Hunter-Rodwell
Succeeded byCecil Hunter-Rodwell
Acting Governor of Fiji
In office
1915–1916
MonarchGeorge V
Preceded bySir Ernest Sweet-Escott
Succeeded bySir Ernest Sweet-Escott
8th Governor of British Honduras
In office
1918–1925
MonarchGeorge V
Preceded byWilliam Hart-Bennett
Succeeded byJohn Burdon
Acting High Commissioner for the Western Pacific
In office
1919–1919
MonarchGeorge V
Preceded byCecil Hunter-Rodwell
Succeeded byCecil Hunter-Rodwell
Acting Governor of Fiji
In office
1919–1919
MonarchGeorge V
Preceded byCecil Hunter-Rodwell
Succeeded byCecil Hunter-Rodwell
13th High Commissioner for the Western Pacific
In office
1925–1929
MonarchGeorge V
Preceded byCecil Hunter-Rodwell
Succeeded byArthur George Murchison Fletcher
12th Governor of Fiji
In office
1925–1929
MonarchGeorge V
Preceded byCecil Hunter-Rodwell
Succeeded byArthur George Murchison Fletcher
Personal details
Born25 August 1864
Died14 September 1936(1936-09-14) (aged 72)
East Grinstead, Sussex, England
OccupationColonial administrator

Sir Eyre Hutson KCMG (25 August 1864 – 14 September 1936) was an English colonial administrator who became Governor of British Honduras and later Governor of Fiji.[1]

Hutson was born on 25 August 1864 and in 1885 entered the colonial service. After serving in Barbados, Mauritius, British Guiana and Jamaica he was appointed colonial secretary in Bermuda in July 1901.[2] In 1908 he transferred to Fiji as colonial secretary and between 1915 and 1916 and again in 1919 he was Acting Governor of Fiji and Acting High Commissioner for the Western Pacific.[1]

In 1918 he became the Governor of British Honduras until 1924 when he moved back to Fiji as governor. He retired from the colonial service in 1929. He died aged 72 at East Grinstead, Sussex on 14 September 1936 after a short illness.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Sir Eyre Hutson". Obituaries. The Times (47481). London. 16 September 1936. col C, p. 14.
  2. ^ "No. 27329". The London Gazette. 2 July 1901. p. 4399.
Government offices
Preceded by
William Hart-Bennett
Governor of British Honduras
1918–1924
Succeeded by
Sir John Burdon
Preceded by
Sir Cecil Hunter-Rodwell
High Commissioner for the Western Pacific
1925–1929
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur George Murchison Fletcher
Governor of Fiji
1925–1929
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Eyre Hutson (colonial administrator)
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