From 1760, a governor represented the British East India Company in Bengal, which had been granted the right to establish a trading post by the Nawabs of Bengal. Robert Clive was the first governor of Bengal, and established dual government in Bengal from 1765 to 1772.
Below is a list of the governors of Bengal during the British Raj:
Under the leadership of Robert Clive, British troops and their local allies defeated the nawab on 23 June 1757 at the Battle of Plassey. The nawab was assassinated in Murshidabad, and the British installed their own replacement. Clive became governor.
Governors (1758–1774), Governor Generals of Bengal (1773–1833), Governor Generals of India (1833–1858)