George Frederick Edmonstone

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Sir George Frederick Edmonstone (11 April 1813 – 24 September 1864)[1] Knight Indian Civilian(KCB),[2] was an administrator in India.[3]


Edmonstone was born in Calcutta, the fourth son of Neil Benjamin Edmonstone (1765–1841), a member of the supreme council in India and a director of the East India Company.[4]

In 1829 Edmonstone went to the East India College at Haileybury, the precursor of Haileybury and Imperial Service College, before proceeding to Bengal in 1831.[4]

He held various positions in the Indian civil service before being appointed as Lieutenant-Governor of the North-Western Provinces from 19 January 1859 to 27 February 1863.[4][5][6]

One of the houses at Haileybury and Imperial Service College was named after Edmonstone, along with other distinguished Indian civil servants.[4]

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Government offices
Title last held by
Sir Charles Theophilus Metcalfe
Lieutenant Governor of the North-Western Provinces
19 January 1859–27 February 1863
Succeeded by
R. Money