|Governor of British Somaliland|
|Preceded by||Sir Gerald Reece|
|Succeeded by||Sir Douglas Hall|
|Born||2 August 1904|
|Died||27 December 1987 (aged 83)|
- Rugby international
In his youth, Pike was a keen sportsman: he played rugby union, usually as prop. He was good enough to play to international standard and represented Ireland, by then a divided nation politically but still fielding an All-Ireland rugby team, for two seasons. In 1927 and in 1928, Pike took part in 7 matches in the Five Nations Championship, playing against France and all the other Home Nations. In addition, Pike played for Britain in a test against Australia.
Pike made his career in colonial administration, rising to become Governor and Commander-in-Chief of British Somaliland, now a part of Somalia, from 1954 to 1959. In 1956, he was knighted, as a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, to become Sir Theodore Pike.
- Theodore Pike player profile Scrum.com