Murray MacLehose (right), who was widely known as “Jock the Sock”, is sworn in as governor of Hong Kong on November 19, 1971. Photo: SCMP Murray MacLehose (right), who was widely known as “Jock the Sock”, is sworn in as governor of Hong Kong on November 19, 1971. Photo: SCMP
Murray MacLehose (right), who was widely known as “Jock the Sock”, is sworn in as governor of Hong Kong on November 19, 1971. Photo: SCMP

Murray MacLehose: the ‘lanky Scotsman’ who became governor of Hong Kong

  • The BBC pipped the colonial government to the post when it came to announcing MacLehose’s appointment
  • ‘The new Governor is a man who has seen the inside of a Japanese prison camp [and] China’s communist revolution,’ the Post reported

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Murray MacLehose (right), who was widely known as “Jock the Sock”, is sworn in as governor of Hong Kong on November 19, 1971. Photo: SCMP Murray MacLehose (right), who was widely known as “Jock the Sock”, is sworn in as governor of Hong Kong on November 19, 1971. Photo: SCMP
Murray MacLehose (right), who was widely known as “Jock the Sock”, is sworn in as governor of Hong Kong on November 19, 1971. Photo: SCMP
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