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CodeNA8658
Dates1868-1944
Person NameMalcolm; Sir; Iain Zachary (1868-1944); Knight and civil servant
SurnameMalcolm
ForenamesIain Zachary
PreTitleSir
EpithetKnight and civil servant
ActivityIain Zachary Malcolm was born in Quebec in 1868, and educated at Eton and New College, Oxford. He entered the Diplomatic Service in 1891, and was Attaché at Berlin from 1891 to 1893 and at Paris in 1893. He was Assistant Private Secretary to Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, Lord Salisbury, (1830-1903) from 1895 to 1898; Parliamentary Private Secretary to George Wyndham (1863-1913) between 1900 and 1903; and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Arthur Balfour (1848-1930) from 1916 to 1919. Malcolm was elected as Member of Parliament for Croyden in 1910 and for Croydon South in 1918, which he held until he resigned in 1919. In the same year he was created KCMG. He held the position of British Director on the Suez Canal Board, from 1919 to 1939. Malcolm wrote 'Indian Pictures and problems' (1907), 'The Calendar of the Empire, War Pictures' (1915) and other works. He died in 1944.
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