Adam Samuel James BLOCK Edit Profile
Studied at Clifton College. Passed a competitive exam, and appointed a student Interpreter at His (or Her) Majesty Embassy, Constantinople, 1877. Interpreter at His (or Her) Majesty Embassy, 1880.
ViceConsul, Beyrout, 1882. Damascus, 1883; Constantinople, 1885. Consul, 1890; 1st Dragoman, 1894.
Secretary of Legation, 1902. Appointed by the Council of Foreign Bondholders to represent British Bondholders on the Council of Administiation of the Ottoman Public Debt, Constantinople, 1903. Also represents the Dutch Bondholders, and is alternative President of the Council.
Appointed by the Bank of England Director on the Societ£ des Quais, Docks et Entrepots de Constantinople, 1907. President of British Chamber of Commerce, Constantinople, 1907. Director on the Board of the Constantinople Salonica Junction Railway.
Director of the National Bank of Turkey. Granted Grand Cordon of the Order of Osmanie in brilliants by the Sultan for services rendered, and Gold Medal of the Imtiaz. Cartulary-register 1907.
Clubs: St. James’s; Club de Constantinople, Cercle d’Orient, Constantinople; Travellers’, Paris.
Spouse 1885, Louisa Constance,daughter of Robert Cumberbatch.