Hugh Dow

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Sir Hugh Dow, Sir Frederick Seaford, East African Royal Commission. 1st Visit to Africa Spring. 1953

Sir Hug Dow GCIE KCSI (8 May 1886 – 20 November 1978) was an Indian civil servant during the British Raj.


Dow entered the Indian Civil Service in 1909 and served in various senior administrative and advisory capacities in pre-war India. From 1939 to 1941, he was Director-General of Supply and President of the War Supply Board, India; and from 1941 to 1946, Governor of Sind. He became Governor of Bihar in 1946. He was appointed a CIE in 1932,[1] a CSI in 1937,[2] knighted with the KCSI in 1940 and appointed a GCIE in 1947.[3]


Dow served as the second Governor of Sindh from 1 April 1941 to 14 January 1946 succeeding Sir Lancelot Graham.[4] He laid the foundation stone of Dow Medical College, now a constituent college of the Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi in December 1945.[5]

Later career[edit]

After leaving India he was Consul-General, Jerusalem, and then Chairman of the East Africa Royal Commission.[6]


  1. ^ "No. 33831". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 May 1932. p. 3573. 
  2. ^ "No. 34396". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 May 1937. p. 3080. 
  3. ^ "No. 38161". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1947. p. 7. 
  4. ^ "List of Governors". Sindh Governor House. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Introduction". Dow University of Health Sciences. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  6. ^ Dow, Hugh (1976). "A note on the Sindhi alphabet". Asian Affairs. 7 (1): 54–56. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Lancelot Graham
Governors of Sind
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Francis Mudie