11 MAY 1929, Page 3

Sir Geoffrey Butler The death of Sir Geoffrey Butler, on

Thursday, May 2nd, at the early age of forty-two, is a sad loss to the Unionist Party and to the country. He will leave almost as big a gap in the United States, where he was well known from various lecture visits, as at Cambridge. No one ever gave himself up more whole-heartedly to the cause of the English-speaking peoples. In recent years he figured conspicuously at Cambridge by his enthusiasm for aviation. In a wider field he will be remembered as the life and soul of Lord Donoughmore's Commission on the Government of Ceylon, and for his original treat- ment of burning questions of international relations in. The Development of International Law, which he pub- lished in collaboration with a former pupil last year.

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