Dictionary of Ulster Biography


Geoffrey Henry Cecil Bing (1909 - 1977):
Lawyer And Politician

Geoffrey Bing was born in County Down and was educated in Tonbridge, Oxford University and Princeton University. He was a lawyer, and served in Gibraltar, Ghana and Nigeria. During the war he was a signals officer, and afterwards he became a Labour member of parliament for Hornchurch. From 1957 to 1961 he was Attorney-General in Ghana under President Nkrumah. He was author of the best-selling John Bull's Other Island and of Reap the Whirlwind. He became a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1960.
Born: 24 July 1909
Died: 24 April 1977
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