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Crowe, Sir Edward Thomas Fredericklocked

KCMG, 1930 (CMG 1911); Kt, 1922

Born 20 Aug. 1877; y s of late Alfred Louis Crowe, British Vice-Consul, Zante, Ionian Isles; m 1901, Eleanor (d 1947), y d of late William Hyde Lay, HBM Consul, Chefoo, China; two s one d; died 8 March 1960

Director: Marconi’s Wireless Telegraph Co.; Croda Ltd (Chairman)


Bedford School. Passed a competitive examination, 1897


appointed a student interpreter in Japan, 1897; 2nd assistant, 1899; held local rank of Vice-Consul at Yokohama, 1901–02; 1st asst, 1903; acting Vice-Consul at Kobe, 1903; acting Consul at Tamsui, 1904–06; Commercial Attaché, 1906–18; Commercial Counsellor to HBM’s Embassy, Tokio, 1918–25; Seconded for Service as Dir of the Foreign Division in the Dept of Overseas Trade, 1924–28; Comptroller-General of Department of Overseas Trade, 1928–37; retired, 1937; Member of Lord Gorell’s Committee on Art and Industry, 1931–32; Member of Viscount Goschen’s Committee on the Law relating to Trade Marks, 1933; Vice-President Board of Governors, Imperial Institute, 1928–37; Vice-President International Exhibitions Bureau at Paris, 1928–37; President, Royal Society of Arts, 1941–43; Governor, Harpur Trust, Bedford, 1938–45; Member of Lord Fleming’s Committee on Public Schools, 1942–44; President Old Bedfordian’s Club, 1938–46; Pres. Japan Assoc., 1951–52; Pres. British Section Internat. Centre for Art and Costume, Venice. Comdr 1st class, Order of the Dannebrog, Denmark, 1948; 1st class, Order of Sacred Treasure, Japan, 1955




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