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Crawford Murray MacLehose

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The Scotsman Publications Ltd
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The Scotsman
Barclay House 108 Holyrood Road
Edinburgh , Edinburgh EH8 8AS
United Kingdom

Company Description: Scotsman Publications publishes the Scotsman newspaper (a morning paid for title), (the award winning website), Scotland on Sunday (a Sunday paid...   more

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Web References Heritage & Culture - Great Scots - A to Z - Lord MacLehose of Beoch (Crawford Murray MacLehose), 14 Feb 2005 [cached]
Lord MacLehose of Beoch (Crawford Murray MacLehose)
Crawford Murray MacLehose was born into an Ayrshire family and after Rugby School attended Balliol College, Oxford.In 1939 he joined the Colonial Service and his first overseas posting was to Malaya where he decided to learn Chinese.
His first major posting came in 1948 when he was sent to Hankow, before being transferred to Europe to work on the Marshall Plan.He spent some time at the paris Embassy but returned to the foreign office to work with the Foreign Secretary.
MacLehose was appointed as our ambassador in Saigon in 1967, at the height of the Vietnam war, and he successfully maintained the resident Americans' goodwill.After a period in Denmark, he was made Governor of Hong Kong in 1971.MacLehose found that the city's industry and agriculture was slow and corruption was rife.He undertook a series of reforms including setting up a housing authority and upgrading the dilapidated infrastructure.
After his retirement in 1982 he returned to Ayrshire where he farmed sheep near Maybole.He was created a Knight of the Thistle in 1983, made a KCMG in 1971, a KCVO in 1975, a GMBE in 1976 and Deputy Lieutenant of Ayr and Arran in 1983.
Lord MacLehose of Beoch (Crawford Murray MacLehose)
Chinese History Anecdotes [cached]
The twenty-fifth governor Crawford Murray MacLehose was the governor of Hong Kong who was in office for the longest period and enjoyed the most
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prestige and ostentation.
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