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Sir James Glasgow Acheson
by Walter Stonemanbromide print, 9 July 1948NPG x163401
by Walter Stonemanhalf-plate glass negative, 9 July 1948NPG x189418
by Walter Stonemanhalf-plate glass negative, 9 July 1948NPG x189419
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Rev. J. Malcolm Acheson (grandson)
23 August 2017, 16:29
Son of John Acheson J.P. (linen manufacturer) and Harriet Acheson (social reform campaigner) of Portadown, Co. Armagh.
Education: St. Andrew's College, Dublin;
Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin (double Senior Moderator in Greek and
Latin Literature and German Literature).
Indian Civil Service 1913-1945 (Political Department from 1920); served in United Provinces, Delhi/Simla, Baluchistan and North-West Frontier; C.I.E. 1929; final post Resident in Kashmir 1943-5: Knight Bachelor 1945.
1946-8 Regional Governmental Officer, Control Commission for Germany: second in command of Schleswig-Holstein, based in Kiel.
1949 onwards: Fruit farm owner and local chairmanships in south Herefordshire; Income Tax Commissioner for Ross-on-Wye.
1950 Chairman, Magee Committee, Londonderry.
An outstanding linguist, incl. German, Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Pashtu etc.
Marriage (1917) to Violet Catherine French Field (later Lady Acheson), who became Chief Commissioner of the All-India Girl Guides; awarded Kaisar-i-Hind Gold Medal.
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