Charles Bernard (civil servant)

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Sir
Charles Edward Bernard
KCSI
Chief Commissioner of Burma
In office
25 September 1886 – 12 March 1887
Preceded by Charles Crosthwaite
Succeeded by Charles Crosthwaite
Chief Commissioner of Burma
In office
2 July 1880 – 2 March 1883
Preceded by Charles Umpherston Aitchison
Succeeded by Charles Crosthwaite
Personal details
Born 21 December 1837
Bristol, England
Died 19 September 1901 (1901-09-20) (aged 63)
Chamonix, France
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Susan Capel Tawney (m. 1862)
Children 8
Alma mater Haileybury and Imperial Service College
Occupation Administrator

Sir Charles Edward Bernard KCSI (21 December 1837 – 19 September 1901) was a British colonial administrator.

Biography[edit]

Charles Bernard was born in Bristol, England. He was the son of James Fogo Bernard, a medical physician and Marianne Amelia Lawrence, and was educated at Rugby School, Addiscombe, and Haileybury and Imperial Service College. In 1857 he passed into the ICS and was posted to the Punjab. From 1874 to 1877 he was Chief Commissioner of the Central Provinces. Three years later came the appointment as Chief Commissioner of Lower Burma from 2 July 1880 to 2 March 1883, followed by the appointment as Chief Commissioner of Burma from 25 September 1886 to 12 March 1887. From 1887 he was back in London as Secretary of the Department of Revenue, Statistics and Commerce, India Office.

In 1862 he married Susan Capel Tawney, and they had eight children.

He died on 19 September 1901 at Chamonix, France, after a short illness.[1]

Preceded by
Charles Umpherston Aitchinson
Chief Commissioner of British Crown Colony of Burma
1880–1883
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Haukes Todd
Preceded by
Sir Charles Haukes Todd
Chief Commissioner of British Crown Colony of Burma
1886–1887
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Haukes Todd

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deaths" The Times (London). Tuesday, 24 September 1901. (36568), p. 1.
  • "The Career of Sir Charles Edward Bernard in Myanmar" in U Hla Thein, Selected Writings (Yangon: Myanmar Historical Commission, 2004) 134-166
  • John Riddick, Who Was Who in British India