Roger Drake (colonial administrator)

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Roger Drake
Occupation Colonial Administrator
Known for President of Bengal

Roger Drake was an administrator of the English East India Company. He served as President of Bengal in the mid-eighteenth century.[1] He abandoned Fort William in Calcutta as it was under attack by Siraj Ud Daulah. The people who remained behind in the Fort were then thrown into the Black Hole of Calcutta. Drake survived to return to England. He was succeeded by Robert Clive who was to transform the fortunes of the company after the Battle of Plassey and firmly establish Company rule in India.

Political offices
Preceded by
William Fytche
President of Bengal
8 August 1752 – October 1756
Succeeded by
Robert Clive

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