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Blake, Henry Arthur, Sir

Born: 1840 AD
Died: 1918 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Administrators


1840 - Born in Limerick, Ireland on 8th of January, the son of Peter Blake, a county Inspector of Irish Constabulary.

1859 - Joined the Irish Constabulary.

1876 - Worked as an inspector and Resident Magistrate of Duff.

1882 - He was raised to the position of Special Resident Magistrate.

1884-1887 - Served as the Governor of Bahamas.

1887-1889 - Transferred to Newfoundland, where he served as Governor.

1886 - Blake was appointed to Queensland, but resigned without entering the administration.

       - He was made governor of the Bahamas, and was transferred to Newfoundland.

       - He was knighted the same year.

1889 - Became the Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of Jamaica.

1894-1896 - His term was extended as Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of Jamaica.

1898-1903 - Appointed Governor of Hong Kong.

1903 - He left Hong Kong after he attended the inauguration of the Supreme Court building.

1910 - Became chairman of the newly formed Newfoundland Oilfields Limited.

1918 - Blake died on 23rd of February.


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