Saturday, September 14, 2013

Chau Sik-nin 周錫年 (1924-1955)

Chau Sik-nin escorting Princes Alexandra
updated September 6, 2013


b. April 13, 1903, Hong Kong – d. November 30, 1985, Hong Kong. St. Stephen College, Hong Kong 1918. MBBS (HK) 1923; DLO 1925; DOMS 1926. Registered to practice Hong Kong January 30, 1924 through EOP. Private practitioner, 1927-30, 37-EOP, address: 1/F, China Building 1941; first Chinese Otolaryngologist to practice in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Government, Ophthalmologist, Government Civil Hospital 1930-36. Part-time Lecturer in Ophthalmology, HKU 1930-35. Medical Board, 1936-EOP; Pres. 1936-37. Sanitary Board 1936-EOP. Chm., Po Leung Kuk 1941-44. JP (unoff.) May 19, 1939 - 1985. Residence: #1 Hing Hon Road 1924. Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, status of the practice unknown. Resumed practice after the war nlt.1948. HKU Interim Committee 1946-47. Legislative Council, member 1947-62; Senior Member 1953-59. Executive Council, member 1948-62; Senior Member 1959-62. Inaugural Chairman, Hong Kong Tuberculosis Association 1948-63. Founder, Hong Kong Chinese Bank 香港華人銀行 1955 [1]. Inaugural Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Industries 1960-66. Inaugural Chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council 1966-70. Member, General Committee, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce 1966-74. Honorary Advisor, Chinese General Chamber of Commerce. Permanent Advisor of Tung Wah Hospitals. Director, more than 30 companies in Hong Kong and other areas in the Asia Pacific. Honor: Coronation Medal 1937; Defense Medal 1945; CBE 1950; Kt 1960; Hon LLD, HKU 1961; Silver Jubilee Medal 1977; The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon 瑞寶中綬章 (Japan) 1969. Hon. escort of Princess Alexandra, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, during her Hong Kong visit 1961.

Christian. fa/o flamboyant barrister and socialite Chau Kai-pong 周啟邦, b.1934-d.2010. First cousin of Chau Tsun-Nin 周埈年; Senior Member, Legislative and Executive Councils.

[1] The Hong Kong Chinese Bank was acquired by CITIC Ka Wah Bank in 2002 and ceased to exist thenceforth.

Selected bibliography: The Hong Kong Government Gazette, February 1, 1924, Notice #57; May 9, 1941, Notice #558..


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