Magazine article Public Finance

Obituary: Alec Fagg

Magazine article Public Finance

Obituary: Alec Fagg

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Alec Fagg of Shanklin has died after a short illness. He devoted his life to public service, professionally and in many voluntary and charitable organisations. Born the sixth of nine children of a farm worker in Deal, Kent, he gained a scholarship to Sir Roger Manwood's School in Sandwich.

Alec proved to be an able scholar but left aged 16 for employment in the accounts department of the Coal Board. He then worked for Deal Borough Council, where he met Marjorie, who he married in 1955. He completed two years of National Service in (appropriately) the Pay Corps, which largely seemed to involve riding around East Anglia on a motorbike.

After that, he worked his way up through local government, studyingfor his professional qualifications in the evenings. When he was appointed Stamford borough treasurer in 1962, he was the youngest local government official in the country to hold a senior appointment. …

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