Harold Arthur Deane

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Harold Arthur Deane
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Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Harold Arthur Deane KCSI (1854–1908)[1] was an administrator in British India. Deane served as the first Political Agent of the Malakand in 1895[2] and also as the first Chief Commissioner of the North-West Frontier Province [3] upon the creation of the province on 9 November 1901.[4]

Career[edit]

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.

Collection[edit]

Deanne's remarkable collection of Gandharan and ancient Buddhist and Hindu artefacts, including three rare wooden panels from the Kashmir Smast, is now held by the British Museum.[5]

Political offices
Preceded by
none
Political Agent of the Malakand
1895
Succeeded by
Preceded by
none
Chief Commissioner of the North-West Frontier Province
9 November 1901 – 7 July 1908
Succeeded by
Sir George Olof Roos-Keppel

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