George Campbell (1824–92)
From 1871 to 1874 he was Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal. During his tenure the Pabna Disturbances occurred. With his proclamation on 4 July 1873 during the Pabna Peasant Uprisings, guaranteeing government support of peasants against excessive zamindar demands he ensured that the prostest remained peaceful, at the same time antagonising the landlords and his namesake George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll at that time Secretary of State for India.
Campbell married, in 1853, Laetitia Maria Vibart, daughter of John Gowan Vibart, of the Bengal civil service, and left several children. Lady Campbell died in London 21 October 1901, aged 68. Their eldest son, Major George Campbell (ca. 1861-1902), died while serving with the 8th King's Regiment in the Second Boer War in South Africa.
- Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association Magazine, February 1950, feature on Hamilton Academy in the article series 'Famous Scottish Schools'
- "Obituary - Lady Campbell" The Times (London). Wednesday, 23 October 1901. (36593), p. 7.
- "Deaths" The Times (London). Monday, 10 March 1902. (36711), p. 1.
- Buckland, Charles Edward (1901). Bengal Under The Lieutenant-Governors 1. Calcutta: S. K. Lahiri & Co. pp. 482–571.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by George Campbell
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