Francis Slacke

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Francis Slacke, CSI (6 June 1853 – 8 August 1940) was a senior officer in the Indian Civil Service and later became Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal.

Early life[edit]

Francis Alexander Slack (post Slacke) was born in the parish of Saint Saviour in Jersey and educated at Blundell's School in Tiverton, University College, Oxford and St John's College, Cambridge.[1] On 19 November 1879 Slacke married Caroline Elizabeth Cave, 2nd daughter of Thomas Cave, M.P. and sister of Viscount Cave.

Career[edit]

Slacke entered the Indian Civil Service in 1874 and was admitted at the Inner Temple on 27 May 1875. His appointments included:

  • Magistrate and Collector - 1892
  • Secretary to the Board of Revenue – 1896
  • Secretary to the Government of Bengal (Revenue and General Department) – 1900
  • Commissioner – 1903
  • Major, Calcutta Light Horse (1905-8)
  • Member of Board of Revenue – 1906
  • Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal - 1906
  • Vice-President of Bengal Legislative Council - 1910
  • Vice-President of Bengal Executive Council - 1911

Slacke retired from the Indian Civil Service in 1912 and was subsequently appointed Fellow of Calcutta University (1907) and President of Fisheries Advisory Committee (1908).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slack (post Slacke), Francis Alexander (SLK872FA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  • Obituary of Mr F.A. Slacke, The Times, Friday, 9 August 1940 (pg. 7; Issue 48690; col F)
  • Alumni Cantabrigienses, Slack (post Slacke), Francis Alexander, identifier SLK872FA