John Sheehy (administrator)

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John Sheehy (12 October 1889 in Tuam, County Galway - May 1949) was a British colonial official.

He received his education at Tuam CBS and St Jarlath's College in Tuam, St Patrick's College Maynooth and Queens College Galway. His father was a policeman in Tuam.

War, Burma and after[edit]

Sheehy passed the Indian Civil Service examination in 1913 and posted to Burma, where he was on active service from 1914 to 1918. After the war he returned to Burma and was appointed to the Development Commission in Rangoon and in 1924 was made deputy secretary to the Government in Burma. In 1937 Sheehy was transferred to Delhi and was appointed to the Central Board of Revenue with a joint secrership of the Finance Department of the Indian Government. He was made a Companion of the Indian Civil Service in 1939 and received a knighthood in 1943. He retired from India to join the Control Commission for Germany in 1947. Here he served as Director of Public Revenue and Assistant Adviser to the Military Governor. He married J.A. Simpson in 1927.

Sources[edit]

Obituary, The Times, Thursday, 12 May 1949; pg. 7; Issue 51379; col E