Agent-general Sentence Examples
Subsequently he was agent-general for the Transvaal in London, and (1910) agentgeneral for the Union of South Africa.
Nevertheless the acuteness of his powers, added no doubt to his social position, gained for him in the year 1780 the position of agent-general of the clergy of France, in which capacity he had to perform important administrative duties respecting the relations of the clergy to the civil power.
The growing claims of the state on the exchequer of the clergy made his duties responsible, his colleague as agent-general being of little use.
Though the excellence of his work as agent-general in the years 1780-86 was fully acknowledged, and earned him a special gift of 31,000 livres, yet he did not gain a bishopric until the beginning of the year 1789, probably because the king disliked him as a freethinker.
On leaving Cambridge he went out to Australia (1850), and became a member of the government of Victoria, but in 1857 returned to England as agent-general of the colony.Advertisement
The executive powers in Africa, were entrusted to an agent general with three provincial.
The governor is the official medium of communication between the colonial government and the secretary for the colonies, but at the same time the colony maintains its own agent-general in London, who not only sees to all its commercial business but communicates with the colonial office.
From 1902 to 1908 he held the office of agent-general of the colony in London.