Famous Names (7)

By |2018-06-18T16:07:52+08:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, People|


Picture from Winson Saw, Penang

The picture is not that clear, but I’m sure you can more or less see what our featured celebrity looks like. Born in 1884, he joined the Malayan Civil Service as a cadet in 1907. In 1932 he was appointed British Resident of Selangor and the following year as British Resident of Perak, a post he held until 1939 when he returned to London as Head of the Malay States Information Agency. He is none other than Sir Geoffrey Edmund Cator, CMG.

And yes, the famed Cator Avenue was named after him 🙂