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Sir Cyril Handley Bird, CBE (1955), Kt (1958), was born in 1896. After serving with the British Red Cross Society during the First World War (1915-1919) Bird began his career in Africa. He initially worked in Lagos, Nigeria, but later moved to Uganda where he was President of the Uganda Chamber of Commerce (1942-1946), a Member of the Uganda Legislative Council (Representative 1947-1955), and Minister of Commerce and Works for the Uganda Government (August 1955-October 1958). He was also a founder member of the Uganda Electricity Board (1948-1955). Sir Bird died in 1969.
Correspondence, extracts from speeches, memoranda, etc., as member of the Legislative Council Uganda, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, and Minister of Commerce and Works, with related articles, etc.; also, a paper on Veterinary Services in Uganda by R.J. Simmons.
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Listed as no. 1139 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Bird | Cyril Handley | 1896-1969 | member of the Legislative Council Uganda
Simmons | R J | fl 1943-1959
Veterinary services | Uganda
Uganda | Legislative Council
Uganda | Politics and Government