George Yule

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George Yule (1829 in Stonehaven – 1892) was a Scottish merchant in England and India who served as the fourth President of the Indian National Congress in 1888, the first non-Indian to hold that office. He was founder of George Yule & Co. of London, and headed Andrew Yule & Co., of Calcutta. He served as Sheriff of Calcutta and as President of the Indian Chamber of Commerce.

Merchant in England and India[edit]

Around 1855 George Yule and his brother Andrew Yule moved to Manchester and in 1858 they established a warehouse partnership there. The business flourished, enabling George Yule to reside at Platt Hall, Manchester, and at 22A Austin Friars, London, while his brother moved to India. In 1875 George Yule, accompanied by their nephew David Yule, joined his brother in India and served as the principal director of the various family enterprises.

He is interred at Dunnottar kirkyard.

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