- George Frederick Stanley
The sixth son of
Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, Stanley was educated at Wellington and at Woolwich. In 1903 he married Lady Beatrix Taylour, CBE CI, youngest daughter of the 3rd Marquess of Headfort.
He entered the
Royal Horse Artilleryin 1893 and was promoted to Captain in 1900. He served in the Second Boer Warin 1899–1900 and was Adjutant with the Honourable Artillery Companyfrom 1904–1909. He later served in World War Iand was mentioned in despatches and awarded the CMG in 1916.
He held office as
Comptroller of the Householdfrom 1919 until 1921, as Financial Secretary to the War Officefrom 1921–1922, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Departmentfrom 1922–1923, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Pensionsfrom 1924–1929. He was Governor of Madrasfrom 1929–1934.
He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1927 and made a Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (GCIE) in 1929 and a Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India in 1934.
Stanley Medical Collegein Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India is named in memory of Sir. Stanley. The Diploma in Medicine and Surgery program was inaugurated here in 1933 by Sir. Stanley when he was the Governor of Madras. The college formerly known as Royapuram Medical School was renamed Stanley Medical School on March 27, 1934 in his honour. It was renamed to Stanley Medical College in 1938.
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