Bernard Mallet

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Sir Bernard Mallet, KCB (17 September 1859 – 28 October 1932) was a British civil servant. He served in three departments: the Treasury 1886–1897, Inland Revenue 1897–1907 and General Register Office from 1907.[1]

He was the son of Sir Louis Mallet. He was educated at Clifton College[2] and Balliol College, Oxford. He became private secretary to Arthur Balfour. Later, he was Registrar General and President of the Royal Statistical Society from 1916 to 1918.[3] Mallet was prominent in the Eugenics Society and presided over the World Population Conference, held in Geneva in 1927.[4]

He married Marie Adeane, who at various times was a Maid of Honour to Queen Victoria and had two sons, one of whom was Sir Victor Mallet, the diplomat.


  1. Anon (1933) Obituary: Sir Bernard Mallet, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, 96, (1), 148–151.
  2. "Clifton College Register" Muirhead, J.A.O. p52: Bristol; J.W Arrowsmith for Old Cliftonian Society; April, 1948
  3. "Royal Statistical Society Presidents". Royal Statistical Society. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Sanger, Margaret (1927). Proceedings of the World Population Conference. London: Edward Arnold & Son.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>