George William Anderson

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George William Anderson
10th Governor of British Ceylon
In office
27 November 1850 – 18 January 1855
Monarch Queen Victoria
Preceded by Charles Justin MacCarthy
acting governor
Succeeded by Charles Justin MacCarthy
acting governor
Personal details
Born 1791
Died 12 March, 1857

George William Anderson (1791 – March 12, 1857[1]) was the officiating governor of Bombay during the British Raj from 28 April 1841 to 9 June 1842.

Anderson entered the Bombay Civil Service in 1806. He was responsible for drawing up the Bombay Civil Code of 1827 and served as a judge in the Sadr Diwani and Sadr Faujdari courts. In 1838, he was named to the Indian Law Commission. He was knighted in 1849.[1]

He was 7th Governor of Mauritius from 8 Jun 1849 until 19 Oct 1850,[2] when he was appointed governor of Ceylon, following the harsh suppression of the 1848 civil uprising by the previous office holder, Viscount Torrington.[3] He resigned in 1855.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sir George William Anderson". Dictionary of Indian Biography. Haskell House Publishers. p. 13. Retrieved 2011-08-06. 
  2. ^ Mauritius World Statesmen.org
  3. ^ Katherine Prior, ‘Anderson, Sir George William (1791–1857)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir William Maynard Gomm
Governor of Mauritius
1849–1850
Succeeded by
Sir James Macaulay Higginson
Preceded by
Charles Justin MacCarthy
acting governor
Governor of British Ceylon
1850-1855
Succeeded by
Charles Justin MacCarthy
acting governor