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Donald Charles Cameron 2nd Governor of Tanagnyika In office 1925–1931 Preceded by Horace Byatt Succeeded by George Stewart Symes Born 3 June 1872 British Guiana Died 8 January 1948(1948-01-08) (aged 75) London, United Kingdom Spouse(s) Gertrude Gittens Profession colonial administrator Sir Donald Charles Cameron GCMG KBE (1872–1948) was a British colonial governor. He was the second governor of the British mandate of Tanganyika, and later the governor of Nigeria. Contents 1 Biography 1.1 Personal life 2 Bibliography 3 References Biography Cameron was born 3 June 1872 in British Guiana (now Guyana), the son of a sugar planter called Donald Charles Cameron and Mary Emily (née Brassington).[1] He went to Rathmines School in Dublin, and never attended university.[1] In 1890 he returned to British Guiana and began work as a clerk in the Inland Revenue department of the civil service.[2] In 1904, Cameron travelled to Mauritius as assistant Colonial Secretary under Sir Cavendish Boyle.[1] He moved to Southern Nigeria in 1908 and was central secretary under Sir Frederick Lugard.[2] He became influenced by Lugard's ideas of indirect rule.[3] In April 1925, Cameron became the second governor of the British mandate of Tanganyika, taking over from John Scott, who was acting governor for Sir Horace Byatt.[4] From 1931 to 1935 he was governor and commander-in-chief of Nigeria.[1] Personal life In 1903, Cameron married Gertrude Gittens, the daughter of a sugar planter in Barbados. They had one son who died in an aircraft accident at sea in 1941. Donald Cameron retired in 1935 and died 8 January 1948 in London, aged 75.[2] Bibliography Cameron, Donald (1931). Principles of Native Administration and their Application. Government Printer.  Cameron, Donald (1939). My Tanganyika Service and Some Nigeria. G.Allen and Unwin.  References ^ a b c d Furley, Oliver (2004). "Cameron, Sir Donald Charles (1872–1948)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press). doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/32257. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/32257?docPos=3. Retrieved 31 March 2010  ^ a b c Olson, James Stuart; Shadle, Robert (1996). Historical Dictionary of the British Empire, Volume 1. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 236. ISBN 031329366X. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=L-X-XYB_ZkIC&pg=PA236.  ^ Lipschutz, Mark R.; Rasmussen, R. Kent (1989). Dictionary of African Historical Biography. University of California Press. pp. 41. ISBN 0520066111. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=QYoPkk04Yp4C&pg=PA41.  ^ Taylor, James Clagett (1963). The Political Development of Tanganyika. Stanford University Press. pp. 44. ISBN 0804701474. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=H2qmAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA15.  Government offices Preceded by Horace Byatt Governors of Tanganyika 1925–1931 Succeeded by George Stewart Symes Preceded by Graeme Thomson Governors of Nigeria 1931–1935 Succeeded by Bernard Henry Bourdillon Persondata Name Cameron, Donald Charles Alternative names Short description Date of birth 3 June 1872 Place of birth British Guiana Date of death 8 January 1948 Place of death London, United Kingdom