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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Sir John James Cowperthwaite, KBE, CMG

Sir John James Cowperthwaite, KBE, CMG, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong 1961-71, died 21 January, 2006. He was aged 90.He was born 25 April, 1915, the son of John James Cowperthwaite, and was educated at Merchiston Castle School; St Andrews University; Christ's College, Cambridge.Career: entered the Colonial Administrative Service, Hong Kong, 1941; seconded to Sierra Leone, 1942-45; international adviser to Jardine Fleming & Co., Ltd, Hong Kong, 1972-81.He was appointed OBE 1960; CMG 1964; KBE 1968.He married in 1941, Sheila Mary, daughter of Alexander Thomson, of Aberdeen, by whom he had one son.

Source: Daily Telegraph 25 January, 2006

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