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Mr George Maxwell, Later Sir William George Maxwell KBE, CMG
Born in 1871 in Singapore the eldest son of the family, he was a naturalist and colonial administator in British Malaya who ended his career as Chief Secretary to the Government of the Federated Malay States from 1920 to 1926, a post previously known as the Resident-General.
During his career he held a variety of government posts including: Assistant District Magistrate and Registrar of Courts in the Kinta Valley; Assistant Secretary to the Government of Perak; Acting Collector of Land Revenue in Larut; Registrar of Titles and Warden of Mines in Northern Perak; and Acting Senior Magistrate for Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, In 1919 he became British Resident of Perakbefore moving to Singapore in 1920 as Secretary to the Government.
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