Grey Ralph Baron Grey of Naunton

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Grey Ralph Baron Grey of NauntonRalph Francis Alnwick Grey, Baron Grey of Naunton, (15 April 1910 – 17 October 1999) was the last Governor of Northern Ireland. Ralph Grey was born in Wellington, New Zealand, on 15 April 1910. He began his career as a law clerk and barrister and solicitor, and joined the Colonial Administrative Service in 1936. This took him into civil service, and he served as Governor of British Guiana from 1958 to 1964 and of the Bahamas from 1964 to 1968. Sir Ralph became Baron Grey of Naunton, of Naunton in the County of Gloucestershire, a life peer, in 1968.

Lord Grey of Naunton was the last Governor of Northern Ireland, from 1968 to 1973, having been appointed on 31 July 1968. The position was abolished when the Northern Ireland parliament and government was abolished in 1973. He had served as Chairman of the Central Council of the Royal Overseas League (1976–81), and was Lord Prior of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem (1988–91). From 1984 to 1993, he was Chancellor of the University of Ulster.

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