Victor Dover

United Kingdom

Mr. Victor Dover was a pioneer of education in international maritime insurance. He proposed establishing – in cargo insurance—a common law concerning such insurance that would be appropriate in each market.

As a young man, he was employed in the marine department of the Motor Union Insurance Company. From 1925 to 1945, he was secretary of the Insurance Institute of London, a branch of the Chartered Insurance Insitute. When the Chartered Insurance Institute started in 1920 to examine candidates in marine insurance subjects, he was among the first to sit for the exams.

He wrote books and articles on maritime insurance, including: "A Handbook to Marine Insurance," "Student’s Reference Book of Marine Insurance Clauses," and the "Banker’s Guide to Marine Insurance of Goods." His books held currency in the field for 50 years.

He arranged for the Insurance Institute of London to provide classes in London in all branches of insurance, and his teaching of marine insurance during World War II became the foundation of classes provided by the Chartered Insurance Institute.