Alexander Gordon Cardew
|Governor of Madras (acting)|
29 March 1919 – 10 April 1919
|Governor-General||Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford|
|Preceded by||John Sinclair, 1st Baron Pentland|
|Succeeded by||Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon|
|Member of the Executive Council of the Governor of Madras|
|Governor||John Sinclair, 1st Baron Pentland|
|Born||14 March 1861
Bath, Somerset, England
|Died||12 January 1937 (aged 75)
Kensington, London, England
Alexander Cardew was born in Bath, Somerset on 14 March 1861 the eldest son of the Reverend J.W. Cardew. He was educated at the Somersetshire College and The Queen's College, Oxford and entered the Indian Civil Service in 1881.
Cardew served as an Under-Secretary in the Government of Madras from 1885 to 1890. Between 1892 and 1899 he was Inspector-General of Prison. He also served as a member of the Madras Legislative Council from 1906 to 1919 and in the Governor's Executive Council from 1914 to 1919.
As Governor of Madras
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- "Colonial administrators and post-independence leaders in India (1616–2000)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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