General Agent

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A General Agent is an agent, i.e., representative of another, who has a mandate of general nature.

Colonial use

In the Niger Rivers District the only Senior Agent
Senior Agent
Senior Agent is a rank used by several law enforcement agencies within the United States.In particular, in the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Enforcement Division, it is a rank below Sergeant, yet above Agent. This rank has no rank insignia...

, who administered the region (rather like a Factor
Factor (agent)
A factor, from the Latin "he who does" , is a person who professionally acts as the representative of another individual or other legal entity, historically with his seat at a factory , notably in the following contexts:-Mercantile factor:In a relatively large company, there could be a hierarchy,...

) for the National African Company Limited (which was granted a charter and renamed Royal Niger Company Chartered & Limited in 1886), was promoted in 1882 to become the first of only two General Agents until it was absorbed by Southern Nigeria:
  • 1882 - 1888 David McIntosh (b. 1844 - d. 1888)
  • 1888 - 1 January 1900 Joseph Flint (d. 1925)