Only 40 -- impressive!-Phil
CR Sacks was 43 in 1991 when he took the position. Several others were around that age. They may have had an age requirement, as I know they certainly did when they were looking mid-19th century. It makes sense, since if you find the right guy you'd like him for 30 or 40 years instead of 10 or 20.
I have a signed print of the portrait done of JHH on his silver jubilee
Only one earing?
Ha. My guess is that it was just a bad photoshopping, ie, the 1912 version of photo editing.