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Buxton, Sydney Charles.
Adm. pens. at TRINITY, Feb. 19, 1872. 2nd s. of Charles (1840), of Fox Warren, Cobham, Surrey.
B. Oct. 25, 1853.
Did not matriculate.
The wellknown Governor-General of South Africa.
Hon. LL.D. (Cape Town) 1920.
Hon. D.C.L. (Oxford) 1922.
Member of the London School Board, 1876-82.
M.P. for Peterborough, 1883-5; for Tower Hamlets, 1886-1914.
Under Secretary for the Colonies, 1892-5. Postmaster-General, 1905-10.
President of the Board of Trade, 1910-14.
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Union of South Africa, and High Commissioner, 1914-20.
P.C., 1905.
G.C.M.G., 1914.
Created Viscount Buxton of New Timber, Sussex, May 11, 1914, and Earl Buxton, Nov. 8, 1920.
Chancellor of the Order of St Michael and St George, 1920.
Married and had issue.
Died Oct. 15, 1934.
Brother of Bertram H. (1871). (Burke, P. and B.; The Times, Oct. 16, 1934.)
Sydney Charles BUXTON
Approx. lifespan: 1853–1934
Adm pens. Trinity College 1872:02:19
2nd s. of Charles BUXTON (1840), of Fox Warren, Cobham, Surrey
b. 1853:10:25
Did not matriculate.
The wellknown Governor-General of South Africa
Hon.LLD Cape Town 1920
Hon. DCL Oxford 1922
Member of: : Sch: London School Board 1876-82
M.P. for: : Peterborough, [ Northamptonshire ] 1883-85
for Tower Hamlets, [ London ] 1886-1914
Under Secretary for: : Colonies 1892-95
Postmaster-General 1905-10
President of: : Board of Trade 1910-14
General and Commander: -in-Chief of the Union of South Africa , and
High Commissioner: 1914-20
P.C. 1905
GCMG 1914
Created Viscount Buxton of New Timber, Sussex 1914:05:11, and Earl BUXTON 1920:11:08
Chancellor of: : Order of St Michael and St George 1920
m. and had issue.
d. 1934:10:15
brother of Bertram H. BUXTON (1871)
(Burke, P. and B.; The Times 1934:10:16)