Historical records matching Robert Clarkson Tredgold
About Robert Clarkson Tredgold
Sir Robert Clarkson Tredgold (2 June 1899 – 8 April 1977) was a British barrister and judge who held a number of political posts in Rhodesia.
He was born in Bulawayo to Clarkson Henry Tredgold, the Attorney-General of Rhodesia, and Emily Ruth Moffat, and grandson of the missionary John Moffat. He attended Rondebosch Boys' School in Cape Town, South Africa.
He held the posts of Minister of Defence in Rhodesia during World War II, Federal Chief Justice, acting Governor-General of Rhodesia from 21 November 1953 to 26 November 1954, and acting Governor-General of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland from 24 January 1957 to February 1957. He was also Privy Counsellor in 1957.