James Ramsay (governor), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


James Ramsay (governor)

Governor of Queensland, Australia

Date of Birth: 27-Aug-1916

Place of Birth: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Date of Death: 01-May-1986

Profession: politician

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About James Ramsay (governor)

  • Commodore Sir James Maxwell Ramsay, (27 August 1916 – 1 May 1986) was a senior officer in the Royal Australian Navy and the 20th Governor of Queensland, serving from 22 April 1977 until 21 July 1985.Ramsay was one of six surviving children.
  • He attended the Macquarie Street State School and The Hutchins School in Hobart.
  • He proved himself to be quite adept at what he attempted in these schools; he was successful in becoming a cadet captain, excelled in Rugby, and was a high achiever in academic and professional subjects.
  • He graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College at Jervis Bay in 1933 and had a distinguished naval career.
  • In 1945 Ramsay attended Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich, England, and in the same year married Janet Grace Burley.
  • During the Second World War he served on British and Australian ships in the Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans, and 1972 he retired from the navy.
  • He served as Lieutenant-Governor of Western Australia from 1974 until 1977. Ramsay married Janet Burley, a Red Cross welfare officer, on 24 November 1945 at the parish church, Denham, Buckinghamshire.

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