James Peile (administrator)
Peile was educated at Repton School and Oriel College, Oxford, and appointed to the Bombay civil service in 1855. He held a number of positions over the following thirty years, including municipal commissioner of Bombay, political agent in Kathiawar, and vice-chancellor of Bombay University. He was offered, but declined, the position of commissioner of Sind. After a career mostly spent in Bombay, he retired in 1887 and was appointed to the Council of India, a position he held for a further fifteen years.
Politically, he supported increased devolution of powers to the Indian provinces and a limited increase in Indian participation in the civil service.
- The India List and India Office List (1905), p. 585
- Hardiman, David. "Peile, Sir James Braithwaite (1833–1906)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/35457. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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