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Lee Stack

Sir
Lee Oliver Fitzmaurice Stack
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Governor-General of Sudan
In office
1917 – 19 November 1924
Preceded by Reginald Wingate
Succeeded by Geoffrey Francis Archer
Personal details
Born 1868
Died 19 November 1924
Cairo, Egypt

Sir Lee Oliver Fitzmaurice Stack GBE, CMG (1868 – 19 November 1924) was a British army officer and Governor-General of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.[1] On 19 November 1924, he was shot and assassinated while driving through Cairo.[2]

The British responded with anger, demanding of the Egyptian government a public apology, an inquiry, suppression of demonstrations and payment of a large fine. Further, they demanded withdrawal of all Egyptian officers and Egyptian army units from the Sudan, an increase to the scope of an irrigation scheme in Gezira and laws to protect foreign investors in Egypt.[3]

Sir Geoffrey Archer, formerly Governor of Uganda, took over as Governor-General of the Sudan in January 1925, the first time a civilian had held this office.[4]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Reginald Wingate
Sirdar of the Egyptian Army
1916–1924
Succeeded by
Sir Charlton Spinks
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Reginald Wingate
Governor-General of the Sudan
1916–1924
Succeeded by
Sir Geoffrey Archer

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