Sir Henry Self Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science, University of London, 1911, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, 1913, Bachelor of Arts Classics, 1929, Bachelor of Divinity, 1932, Bachelor of Divinity, in Philosophy, 1934.
2 sons. Barrister at law, Lincoln’s Inn (certificate of honour, 1922). British government official from 1907. Served with Board of Trade, Post Office, Foreign Office, War Office and Local Government Board.
With War Office and Ministry of Munitions, 1914-1919. Air Ministry, 1919; principal assistant secretary, 1936. Deputy undersecretary of state, 1937.
Served on special air mission to Middle East Africa in connection with British Empire Air Mail Scheme, 1935, on two air missions to United States of America and Canada, 1938, in connection with placing aircraft orders for R.A.F. Head of Mission to United States of America and Canada, 1940, from which emerged British Air Commission in Washington, District of Columbia. Director-general British Air Commission, Washington, 1940-1941.
Attached for special duties with British Joint Staff Mission concurrently with establishment of Combined Chiefs of Staff Organization, Washington, January-June 1942. Permanent secretary to British Ministry of Production, London, 1942-1943. United Kingdom representative on Combined Production and Resources Board, also United Kingdom member Combined Raw Materials Board, Washington, District of Columbia, 1943-1945.
Permanent secretary British Ministry of Civil Aviation, 1946-1947.
Club: Reform (London).
Married Rosalind Audry Otter, August 22, 1918.