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Henry Everard

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Prime Minister  Ian Smith
Died  August 7, 1980, Zimbabwe
Name  Henry Everard

Political party  Rhodesian Front
Nationality  British
Party  Rhodesian Front
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Preceded by  Clifford Dupont John Wrathall Jack William Pithey
Succeeded by  John Wrathall Jack William Pithey Josiah Gumede
Alma mater  Marlborough College Cambridge University
Education  University of Cambridge, Marlborough College

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Breedon Everard DSO (21 February 1897 – 7 August 1980) was a railway engineer and executive who became for a brief time the Acting President of Rhodesia during the U.D.I. period.

Everard was born in Barnet and educated at Marlborough College and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1922. During the First World War he served in France with the Rifle Brigade, where he was wounded in combat and reached the rank of Captain. He worked as a railway engineer from 1922, but was commissioned again on the outbreak of the Second World War, this time in the Sherwood Foresters; he was taken prisoner by German forces, awarded the Distinguished Service Order, and reached the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. When repatriated after the war he became an executive of British Railways.

In 1953 Everard moved to Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia to become General Manager of Rhodesia Railways, which he remained for five years before retiring. He supported the Rhodesian Front and stood in for Clifford Dupont (who had been made "Officer Administering the Government") in 1968–69. Following the proclamation of a republic, Everard was Acting President on several occasions between 1978 and 1979.

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