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Sylvester Govett Gates

Sylvester Govett Gates, British lawyer; banker. Decorated commander British Empire. Member Royal Commision on Taxation, 1953.


  • Gates, Sylvester Govett was born on September 2, 1901 in Richmond, Surrey, England. Son of Walter George and Beatrice Helen (Govett) Gates.

  • Education

    • Educated New College, Oxford (England) University, 1920-1924, Harvard University, 1925-1927.


    • Practiced law, London and Western Circuit, 1928-1939. Controller home publicity Ministry Information, 1941-1944. With Office Minister Reconstrn., 1944.

      Chairman British Film Institute, 1956-1964. Member Port of London Authority, 1958-1964. Deputy chairman National Westminster Bank Ltd., since 1968.

      Chairman International Commercial Bank Ltd., since 1967, Tecalemit Ltd., since 1940. Deputy chairman Standard Bank Ltd., Westminster Foreign Bank, Ltd. Bank of W. Africa.


    Member Royal Commision on Taxation, 1953.


    • father: Walter George Gates
    • mother: Beatrice Helen (Govett) Gates
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    Born September 2, 1901
    Died November, 1972
    (aged 71)