Francis William Maclean
Maclean was the son of Alexander Maclean, of Barrow Hedges, Carshalton, Surrey. He was educated at Westminster School and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1868.
Maclean was made a Q.C. in 1886. After resigning his seat he was Master in Lunacy until 1896, becoming a bencher in 1892. From 1896 to 1909 he was Chief Justice of Bengal. He was knighted in 1896, appointed K.C.I.E. in 1898 and awarded the Kaisar-i-Hind Medal in 1900.. His career in India included the chairmanship of famine relief committees in 1897, 1900 and 1907, as well as a short spell as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta between 1898 and 1900.
Maclean resided latterly in London and died at the age of 68.
Maclean married Mattie Sowerby of Benwell Tower, Northumberland in August 1869.
- Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
- "Maclean, Francis William (MLN862FW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 371. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Francis Maclean
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