Joy, Sir George Andrew (1896-1974)

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Joy, Sir George Andrew (1896-1974)

Official of the British Colonial and Foreign Office, also active in the field of psychical research. He was born on February 20, 1896, in London. He served in the British army and was, successively, assistant commissioner for the New Hebrides Condominium; resident commissioner and deputy commissioner for the Western Pacific; consultant for the Hoorn and Wallace Island; resident adviser to the Quaiti and Kathiri sultans, Hadhramaut States of Arabia; civil secretary to the government of Adam, and commissioner for civil defense, governor and commander-in-chief of St. Helena. He received numerous awards.

Joy served a tenure as secretary of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), London, beginning in 1958, and was a member of the SPR Council. He was later vice president of the organization. Joy died on April 25, 1974.


Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.