Alec Hardy

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Alexander Ogilvy "Alec" Hardy (1891 – 14 September, 1970) was an Anglican bishop in India from 1937 to 1948.

He was born in 1891,[1] educated at Trinity College, Dublin[2] and ordained in 1917.[3] His first post was a curacy at Templemore. After this he was a SPG Missionary at Hazaribagh then Murhu for 20 years before his elevation to the Episcopate as the Bishop of Nagpur. Finally he was Vicar of Gargrave, an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Bradford and an Honorary Canon of its Cathedral[4] until his retirement in 1957. He died on 14 September 1970.[5]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Dublin University, Calendar for the year 1916-1917, Hodges, Figgis and Son
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP,1947
  4. ^ NPG details
  5. ^ The Times, Wednesday, 16 September 1970; pg. 20; Issue 57972; col B Deaths
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Alex Wood
Bishop of Nagpur
1937– 1948
Succeeded by
George Sinker