Frederick William Johnston

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Frederick William Johnston

Sir Frederick William Johnston KCIE CSI ISO (1872–1947) was a colonial administrator in British India.


He was born in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, the son of the Rev. Alexander Orrock Johnston, and was educated at Kelvinside Academy, the University of Glasgow, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1894. He entered the Indian Civil Service in 1896.[1]

He served as the Chief Commissioner of Balochistan in the 1920s during colonial rule,[2] as well as the Chief Political Resident of the Persian Gulf.[3]

Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Beauchamp St. John
Chief Commissioner of Balochistan
15 September 1923 – 7 July 1926
Succeeded by
Edmond Henry Salt James
Preceded by
Lionel Berkeley Holt Haworth
Chief Political Resident of the Persian Gulf
Succeeded by
Cyril Charles Johnson Barrett


  1. ^ "Johnston, Frederick William (JHNN891FW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ Provinces of British India
  3. ^ British Residency of the Persian Gulf - World statesmen