Harold Arthur Deane
|Harold Arthur Deane|
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Harold Arthur Deane KCSI (1854–1908) was an administrator in British India. Deane served as the first Political Agent of the Malakand in 1895 and also as the first Chief Commissioner of the North-West Frontier Province  upon the creation of the province on 9 November 1901.
Deane was commissioned in 1874 and promoted to Captain in 1885 and to Major in 1894. The following year he became the first Political Agent of the Malakand and in 1896 he was appointed a CSI and then promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1900. In 1901 he became the Chief Commissioner of the North-West Frontier Province following its creation by Lord Curzon - a position he held until his death in 1908.
|Political Agent of the Malakand
|Chief Commissioner of the North-West Frontier Province
9 November 1901 – 7 July 1908
Sir George Olof Roos-Keppel
- National Register of Archives
- Afghan Frontier: Feuding and Fighting in Central Asia, By Victoria Schofield
- Administration, North-West Frontier Province - Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 19, p. 188.
- The History of British India: A Chronology By John F. Riddick
- British Museum Collection
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