Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gordon, Alexander Thomas

Updated October 11, 2014

Alexander Thomas Gordon, architect, civil servant, was listed as a resident of Hong Kong from 1843 to 1846. He was the Surveyor General of Hong Kong between 1843 and 1846. He was a Justice of the Piece in 1843[1]. Gordon designed the Seamen's Hospital which opened in 1843.

[1] He was one of the first 44 Justices of Peace ever to be appointed in Hong Kong. Their appointments were announced by Henry Pottinger on the fifth day after he had sworn in as the first Colonial Governor. The date was June 30 ,1843.

Selected Bibliography: Hong Kong's First [online]. Hong Kong Institute of Architects [online]. Lam Chung-wai, Tony, From British Colonization to Japanese Invasion, the 100 Years Architects in Hong Kong 1841-1941. Tarrent, William, The Hong Kong Almanack and Directory for the Year 1846, 1848, 1850, Hong Kong: China Mail, resp. 1846, 1848 and 1850.


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