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Document · 1933
Part of Private Archives

The League of Nations Council failed to agree on a successor to Helmer Rosting (Denmark), S. Lester's predecessor as Danzig High Commissioner - J. Simon, acting as rapporteur, suggested the appointment of S. Lester (Irish Free State) - The representant of Poland, J. Beck, opposed to S. Lester's appointment and proposed that the retiring High Commissioner be reappointed - The Polish delegate objected to having any representative of a Great Power, or even of any of the British Dominions - As a result of the French delegate Paul Boncour's intervention, the Polish representatives withdrew their objections to S. Lester's election.

Document · 1933.10.19
Part of Private Archives

Extract from the "Cork Examiner": S. Lester's reputation, qualities, and success as the permanent representative of the Irish Free State to the League of Nations, made him fit to govern the Free City of Danzig as High Commissioner; chronology of events on Danzig.