Sir Jeremy Morse, British banker, Died at 87

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Sir Christopher Jeremy Morse KCMG was born on December 10, 1928, and died on February 4, 2016.

He was an English banker and cruciverbalist who was Chancellor of the University of Bristol from 1989 to 2003.

He was also the chairman of Lloyds Bank.

His parents were Francis John Morse and his wife, Kinbarra (née Armfield-Marrow).

Morse was educated at West Downs School, Winchester College, and New College, Oxford.

Whilst he was a career banker, he began with Williams and Glyn’s Bank and went on to be chairman of Lloyds Bank between 1977 and 1993.

Sir Jeremy Morse served on the Board of the Bank of England as an Executive Director from 1965 to 1972 and as a non-executive from 1993 to 1997.

Sir Jeremy Morse was also the first Chairman of the International Monetary Fund’s Committee of Twenty (C20).

In 1975, Jeremy was appointed a Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George “for services to the reform of the international monetary system”.

Jeremy has a strong interest in cryptic crosswords and is a skilful writer of clues.

His record of success in the clue-writing competitions of Ximenes and Azed is such that Azed’s December 2008 Competition puzzle was given to the occasion of his eightieth birthday.

Morse published puzzles under the pseudonym “Esrom” (his surname in reverse).

In addition to crosswords, he has an interest in other types of word puzzles and was a frequent contributor to Word Ways: The Journal of Recreational Linguistics.

Jeremy was also a chess writer and wrote a book called Chess Problems: Tasks and Records.

Name after him was, the Colin Dexter’s fictional detective, Inspector Morse.

In 1955, Belinda Marianne became his wife, daughter of Lt-Colonel R. B. Y. Mills and they had three sons and two daughters (one of whom died young).

Sir Jeremy Morse was an honorary fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

Sir Jeremy Morse passed away at 87 yrs old.