ST. VINCENT: Marine Job

Not until last week did the long, arduous and honorable public career of Sir Selwyn Macgregor Grier become notable to the rest of the British Empire. Son of an English vicar, Sir Selwyn won intramural fame as a classical scholar at Cambridge, spent four years as a humble schoolmaster before entering the British colonial service in Nigeria in 1906. While in West Africa he rose from Assistant Resident, Northern Nigeria to Director of Education of the Southern Provinces. By last week he was safe in comfortable anonymity as King George's representative...

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