Reginald Craddock

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Sir Reginald Henry Craddock
GCIE KCSI
Member of Parliament
In office
1935–1937
Constituency Combined English Universities
Governor of Burma
In office
15 February 1918 – 21 December 1922
Preceded by Walter Francis Rice
Succeeded by Harcourt Butler
Personal details
Born 11 March 1864
Died 10 February 1937 (1937-02-11) (aged 72)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative Party (UK)
Relations William Craddock
Alma mater Wellington College, Keble College, Oxford
Occupation Administrator

Sir Reginald Henry Craddock GCIE KCSI (11 March 1864 – 10 February 1937) was a British government and colonial official who served as the governor of Burma and chairman of the Indian constitutional reforms committee, and later became a Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP).

Craddock's father Surgeon Major William Craddock had been attached to the 1st Gurkha Rifles; he was therefore born into a family with strong links to the British Raj. He studied at the prestigious Wellington College before going on to Keble College, Oxford. He qualified for the Indian Civil Service in 1882, and two years later was sent on his first posting to the Central Provinces, one of the more remote outposts of the Raj.

Craddock spent many years in the Central Provinces, moving steadily up the civil service ladder. He was an industrious worker and his diligence was duly recognized by the authorities. From 1893 onwards, he held the following positions in succession: Commissioner of Excise; head of the Nagpur District; Chief Secretary to the head of the Province; Commissioner of the Nagpur Division; and finally Chief Commissioner (or governor of the province) in 1907.

At the 1931 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament for the Combined English Universities, and held the seat until his death in 1937.

Titles[edit]

  • 1864–1902: Reginald Henry Craddock
  • 1902–1911: Reginald Henry Craddock, CSI
  • 1911–1923: Sir Reginald Henry Craddock, KCSI
  • 1923–1937: Sir Reginald Henry Craddock, GCIE, KCSI

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Martin Conway
and Eleanor Rathbone
Member of Parliament for Combined English Universities
19311937
With: Eleanor Rathbone
Succeeded by
Thomas Edmund Harvey
and Eleanor Rathbone
Government offices
Preceded by
John Ontario Miller
Chief Commissioner of the Central Provinces
1907–1912
Succeeded by
Sir Benjamin Robertson
Preceded by
Walter Francis Rice
Lieutenant Governor of British Crown Colony of Burma
1918–1922
Succeeded by
Sir Spencer Harcourt Butler