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