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Edward Betham Beetham
19 February 1905
|Died||19 February 1979|
Sir Edward Betham Beetham KCMG CVO OBE (19 February 1905 – 19 February 1979) was a British colonial official who was Resident Commissioner in Swaziland from 1946 to 1950 and in the Bechuanaland Protectorate from 1950 to 1953.
He was educated at Charterhouse School and Lincoln College, Oxford. He was Governor of the Windward Islands 1953–55 and Governor of Trinidad and Tobago 1955–60, where he presided over the transition to elected internal self-government. Beetham was the last British colonial governor of Trinidad and Tobago of British descent. The Beetham Highway in Port of Spain is named after him.
- ^ "Edward Beetham". Aspiring Minds Trinidad and Tobago. n.d. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
- ^ "BEETHAM, Sir Edward (Betham)". Who Was Who (online ed.). A & C Black, 1920–2015. 2014 – via Oxford University Press.
- 1905 births
- 1989 deaths
- 1950s in Bechuanaland Protectorate
- Alumni of Lincoln College, Oxford
- Colonial Administrative Service officers
- Commanders of the Royal Victorian Order
- Commissioners of the Bechuanaland Protectorate
- Governors of the Windward Islands
- Governors of Trinidad and Tobago
- Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
- Officers of the Order of the British Empire
- People educated at Charterhouse School
- Resident Commissioners in Swaziland
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