LORIMER, John Gordon. Glasgow 1870 — Bushire, Persia 8.2.1914. British (Scots) Civil Servant in India. Brother of —> D.L.R.L. Educated at Edinburgh University and Christ Church, Oxford. He joined the I.C.S. in the Pañjab and served as Political Officer in North Waziristan in 1898-99 and in the Khyber in 1899, and as Assistant Secretary in the Foreign Department, Government of India. From 1902 Deputy Commissioner, then British Resident in the Persian Gulf. C.I.E. 1902. His famous Gazetteer was a secret document, opened to public only in 1955.
Publications: Customary Law of the Peshawar District. 1899.
– Grammar and Vocabulary of Waziri Pashto. 345 p. Calcutta 1902.
– Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia. 1908–15.
Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; Wikipedia.
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