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General Education Board

ALVES, Colin (1930 - 2014), General Secretary: General Synod Board of Education, 1984–90; National Society for Promoting Religious Education, 1984–90

DUNCAN, Geoffrey Stuart (born 1938), General Secretary, General Synod Board of Education and National Society for Promoting Religious Education, 1990–98

BROMLEY, John (1849 - 1915), Accountant-General to the Board of Education, 1903–09

WHITFIELD, George Joshua Newbold (1909 - 2000), General Secretary, Church of England Board of Education, 1969–74

NEEDHAM, Joseph (1853 - 1920), Anæthetist to third London General Hospital, to King George Hospital, and to the Weir Hospital; a Medical Officer, Board of Education, London County Council, and of Metropolitan Police

LLOYD, Cyril (1906 - 1989), Director-General, City and Guilds of London Institute, 1949–67, Consultant, since 1968; President, Associated Examining Board for General Certificate of Education, since 1976 (Chairman, 1970–76)

RALPHS, (Frederick) Lincoln (1909 - 1978), Chief Education Officer, for Norfolk, 1950–74; Chairman of Schools Council, 1972–75; Hon. General Secretary, British Association, 1973–78; Chairman of Board, Homerton College, Cambridge, since 1970

CRAWFORD, John (died 1924), Canon of Clonfert, 1898; Provost of Kilmacduagh and Canon of Kilconnell; was Member of General Synod, Dublin; Hon. Secretary for many years to Diocesan Board of Education; Member of Senate, Trinity College, Dublin

FOSTER, Clement Le Neve (1841 - 1904), Professor of Mining at Royal School of Mines, London, from 1890; Editor of the General Reports and Statistics relating to Mines and Quarries at Home Office; Examiner in Mining for the Board of Education

FLEXNER, Abraham (1866 - 1959), Director of Inst. for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, 1930–39, Director Emeritus since 1939; Rhodes Memorial Lecturer, Oxford University, 1928; Taylorian Lecturer, Univ. of Oxford, 1928; Director of Division of Studies and Medical Education of General Education Board, New York, 1925–28; Associate Member All Souls, Oxford, 1928

STONES, Hubert Horace (1892 - 1965), retired as Professor of Dental Surgery and Director of Dental Education, Univ. of Liverpool, Director and General Consultant, Liverpool Dental Hospital, Consultant, maxillo-facial centre, Broad Green Hospital, Liverpool, 1957; Hon. Consultant Dental Surgeon, Liverpool Regional Board Hospitals and Dental Hospital; Editor-in-Chief (first) of Journal Official de la Fédération Dentaire Internationale

FIELD, William (1848 - 1935), Ex-President National Meat Traders’ Federation; Hon. President Irish Cattle Traders’ and Stockowners’ Association; Chairman Blackrock Technical Education Committee; Director Meat Trade Journal and Hibernian Fire and General Insurance Co.; Member Blackrock Urban District Council; Dublin Port and Docks Board; Governor Royal Veterinary College, Dublin

HARMAN, N. Bishop (1869 - 1945), Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon, West London Hospital; Lecturer in Ophthalmology and late Dean of the West London Post Graduate College; Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Belgrave Hospital for Children; Consultant, National Institute for the Blind; late Ophthalmic Consultant LCC Education Department; member, Government Committee on Causes and Prevention of Blindness, 1920–22, and 1938; President, Section of Ophthalmology, Winnipeg; Chairman of National Ophthalmic Treatment Board; Vice-President, BMA; late Direct Representative General Medical Council; Member and Treasurer of Dental Board of the UK; President, Manchester College, Oxford; CMO South African War

HARLOW, Frederick James (died 1965), Hon. Member and Past President, Association of Principals of Technical Institutions; Past Chairman of Council, Association of Technical Institutions; Chairman, Examinations Board. Member, Council, Executive, Policy and Overseas Committees, City and Guilds of London Institute; Hon. Secretary, Canterbury and District Branch, Gideons International; Member: Executive Committee, Sudan United Mission; Governing Body, Simon Langton Schools, Canterbury; Canterbury Technical College; Visitor, General Optical Council; Past Member: Burnham Technical Committee; Council of Overseas Colleges of Arts, Science and Technology; Advisory Committee on Education in the Colonies, Colonial Office

RAMANATHAN, Ponnambalam (1851 - 1930), KC 1903; MLC, Ceylon; a Member of Board of Education of Ceylon and of Council of Ceylon University College; HM’s Solicitor-General, Ceylon, 1892–1906; the first elected member to represent the educated Ceylonese in the Reformed Legislative Council of Ceylon, 1912; re-elected for 1917–21; appointed by the Governor as a nominated unofficial member of the reorganised Legislative Council, 1921; re-elected by the people for five years from 1924

FAWCETT, John (1866 - 1944), Consulting Physician to Guy’s Hospital; Governor of Medical School, Guy’s Hospital, and of Dulwich College; Member of Council, Medical School, St Thomas’s Hospital; Member of Council of Epsom College; Invalid Children’s Aid Association; Chairman Bermondsey Branch; Representative of Board of Education on General Nursing Council, 1928–32; Member of Senate of University of London, 1920–29; Senior Censor Royal College of Physicians of London, 1923–24

CATHCART, Edward Provan (1877 - 1954), Hon. Lt-Col RAMC; Regius Prof. of Physiology, Glasgow Univ., 1928–47, now Emeritus; Hon. Fellow, Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow; late Mem. War Cabinet Scientific Committee on Food Policy; late Member Adv. Council on Education in Scotland; late Member Medical Advisory Committee (Scotland); late Member Agricultural Research Council (Privy Council); late Member Medical Research Council (Privy Council); late Member Army Hygiene Advisory Committee; late Member General Medical Council; late Chairman Industrial Health Research Board; late Member Advisory Committee on Agricultural Science, Development Commission; late Chairman Scottish Health Services Committee; Member Advisory Committee on Nutrition, Ministry of Health; late Member Committee on Nutrition in the Colonial Empire (Economic Advisory Council); late Member National Advisory Council on Physical Training (Scotland)


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The General Education Board (GEB) was established in 1903 with a $1 million gift from the white industrialist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller. The goal of the board was to ...

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