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The Rt. Hon.
W. G. A. Ormsby-Gore , M.P.
Tonight's speaker in this important series has been Secretary of State for the Colonies since last year. The Rt. Hon. William Ormsby-Gore , who has been a Member of Parliament for nearly thirty years, saw active service in Egypt and was intelligence officer at the Arab Bureau in 1916. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Viscount Milner and was Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet during two following years and Assistant Political Officer in Palestine in 1918. From 1922 to 1924 and from November, 1924 to 1929 he was Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, Postmaster-General two years later, and First Commissioner of Works from 1931 to 1936.
Among the other distinguished appointments he has held, he was a member of the Colonial Office Mission to the British West Indies from 1921 to 1922, principal representative of the Crown Colonies and Protectorates on the Imperial and Economic Conference in 1923, Chairman of the East African Parliamentary Commission in 1924, and he visited British West African Colonies in 1926, and Malaya and Ceylon two years later.


W. G. A. Ormsby-Gore
Rt. Hon. William Ormsby-Gore
Viscount Milner

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