Sir Ronald Storrs

Appointed in 1926 as governor of Cyprus, Storrs was quoted by Greek Cypriots as saying: ‘A man is of the race of which he passionately feels himself to be.’ There is a photograph of Storrs as governor of Cyprus in H. D. Purcell's Cyprus. As governor he secured the cancellation of Cyprus's share of the Turkish debt, but countered demonstrations in favour of enosis (union with Greece), by deporting ten ringleaders. In 1931 Government House and Storrs's art collection were burnt. He finished his term in 1932 and was sent to be Governor of Northern Rhodesia.

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