Early Life of William Malcolm Hailey
William Malcolm Hailey was born on 15 February 1872 and successfully completed his education from Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood. Later he did his graduation from Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
Career of William Malcolm Hailey
William Malcolm Hailey joined the British Indian Civil Service in the year 1896. He was later appointed as the Governor of British Punjab on 31 May 1924. He served the position until 9 August 1928. He was also a negotiator with the Akali leadership and later became the Governor of the United Provinces from the year 1928 to 1934. In the year 1936, William Hailey was raised to the peerage as Baron Hailey of Shahpur in Punjab, as well as in Newport Pagnell in the County of Buckingham.
Honours of William Malcolm Hailey
Sir William Malcolm Hailey was knighted with the Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (CIE) in 1911, Companion of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India (CSI) in the year 1915 and Knight Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India (KCSI) in 1921. Hailey was later appointed as a Knight Grand Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (GCIE) in the year 1928 and as a Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India (GCSI) in the year 1932. Hailey was also appointed as the Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (GCMG) in the year 1939. Later in 1948, Sir William Malcolm Hailey was appointed as a member of the Privy Council. In 1956, he became a member of the Order of Merit.
Personal Life of William Malcolm Hailey
Sir William Malcolm Hailey, 1st Baron Hailey, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, PC was married with Andreina Alesandra Balzani in the year 1896. Lord William Hailey died on 1 June 1969 at the age of 97. After Alan Hailey, his only son and heir, died without issue during World War II, the barony became extinct.
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