George Beresford Stooke
3 January 1897
Priors Marston, Warwickshire, England
|Died||7 April 1983 (aged 86)|
|Occupation||Colonial civil servant|
|Known for||Governor of Sierra Leone|
After the end of the First World War, he joined her Majesty's Overseas Civil Service (HMOCS), serving in Sarawak, Kenya, Mauritius, Zanzibar, and as Chief Secretary of Northern Rhodesia and then of Nigeria.
He married Creenagh Richards.
While Governor of Sierra Leone, he was also Chief Scout of that country.
In 1951, Sir George revised the Constitution of Sierra Leone In 1954 Sir George was appointed a Knight of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. His portrait is in the National Portrait Gallery
They retired to East Molesey, Surrey, and Sir George became Second Crown Agent for the Colonies. He served as Treasurer to the International African Institute, 1955–1965, and as Vice-Chairman, 1957–1974.
In 1959, Sir George was part of a team to investigate the detention camps in Kenya/
Sir George was a Gentleman Usher of the Blue Rod, 1959–1972.
They later moved to Hillfarance, West of Taunton, Somerset, and he died on 7 April 1983.
- Carey Jones, N. S. (10 June 2011). The Pattern of a Dependent Economy. Cambridge University press. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-521-24201-1.
- Cahoon, Ben. "Sierra Leone".
- Sunderland, David (21 June 2007). Managing British Colonial and Post-Colonial Development: The Crown Agents, 1914–1974. Boydell Press. p. 3. ISBN 978-1-84383-301-7.
- Badmus, IA (2009). "Explaining Women's Roles in the West African Tragic Triplet: Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Cote d'Ivoire in Comparative Perspective". Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences. 1 (3): 808–839. hdl:1959.11/5058. ISSN 1944-1088.
- http://www.historyrocket.com/World-History/history-of-africa/sierra-leone-history/Brief-History-Of-Sierra-Leone.html – but they have the date as 1961, which is wrong.
- http://www.joomag.com/magazine/calabash-issue-9-african-calabash-issue-2/0192291001397247608?page=6 This, too has the date wrong, as 1961, for by then he had been out of office for nine years.
- "Group including Sir George Beresford-Stooke; John Llewellin, Baron Llewellin; Frederick Erroll, Baron Erroll; James Callaghan – National Portrait Gallery".
- Beresford-Stooke, George (1 January 1954). "Sierra Leone To-Day". African Affairs. 53 (210): 56–65. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.afraf.a094189. JSTOR 718727.
- "Sir George Beresford-Stooke: A Personal Tribute". Africa. 54 (2): 91. 2011. doi:10.1017/S0001972000095577.
- "KENYA DETENTION CAMPS (Hansard, 7 May 1959)".
Sir Alan Hotham
| Gentleman Usher of the Blue Rod
Sir Anthony Abell