Council of the Indies

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WILLOUGHBY, Percival Robert Augustus (1868 - 1913), Director of Public Works, Jamaica, British West Indies; official member of Legislative Council of the Colony of Jamaica; ex officio Member of the Kingston General Commissioners

WILES, Philip (1899 - 1967), Emeritus Orthopædic Surgeon, The Middlesex Hospital; Hon. Member Faculty of Medicine, University of the West Indies; Chairman, Scientific Research Council of Jamaica

McDOWALL, Robert John Stewart (1892 - 1990), Professor Emeritus in the University of London since 1959; Professor of Physiology, 1923–59, and Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Fellow of King’s College, London; Vice-Chairman Medical Advisory Committee and Founder Member, Asthma Research Council; Formerly Examiner for Universities of London, Leeds, Durham, Manchester, Aberdeen, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Bristol, West Indies, Nigeria, RCP, RCS, in India, Egypt, Australasia, and Eire

IRVINE, James Colquhoun (1877 - 1952), JP, DL County of Dundee; Principal and Vice-Chancellor University of St Andrews since 1921, formerly Professor of Science in the Univ.; Trustee Pilgrim Trust; Chm. Scottish Universities Entrance Board, 1920–44; Commissioner for 1851 Exhibition; Pres. Section B, British Assoc., 1922; For. Lecturer, Inst of Politics, Williamstown, Mass, 1926; Vanuxem Lecturer, Princeton, 1929; Woodward Lecturer, Yale, 1931; Chairman Adult Education Committee for Scotland, 1927–29; Chairman Forest-Products Research Board, 1927–39; Member Prime Minister’s Committee on Training of Biologists, 1931; Chairman The Viceroy’s Committee on the Indian Institute of Science, 1936; Member of Commission on Higher Education in the Colonies, 1943; Chairman Committee on Higher Education in the West Indies, 1944; Chairman Inter-University Council on Higher Education in the Colonies, 1946–51; Chm. Advisory Council Scottish Education Department, 1925–31


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The body created by Charles V in 1524 to govern the Spanish dominions in America. The Council initially consisted of six members and later expanded to ten. It was responsible ...

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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