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1973 – Sir Gerard L.M. Clauson
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- ReferenceGB 891 RAS TGM/27
- Dates of Creation1973
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Gerard Clauson was educated at Eton and Oxford becoming a Boden scholar in Sanskrit in 1911, Hall-Houghtman Syriac Prizeman, 1913; and James Mew Arabic Scholar, 1920. He followed a career in the Civil Service which was to culminate in serving as the Assistant Under-Secretary of State in the Colonial Office, 1940-1951. However he was also a skilled linguist and wrote papers on philology. When he died in May 1974, he had been a member of the Royal Asiatic Society for 62 years.
In 1973, an extra Gold Medal was conferred to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Asiatic Society.