Sir George Couper, 2nd Baronet
He was educated at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was sent to India in 1846 and joined the Bengal Civil Service. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 1860 Birthday Honours while serving as Secretary to the Chief Commissioner of Oude, James Outram.
From 26 July 1876 to 15 February 1877, he was Lieutenant-Governor of the North-Western Provinces. In 1877, he was created a Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India and in 1878 a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire.
From 15 February 1877 to 17 April 1882, he was Lieutenant Governor of the North-Western Provinces and Chief Commissioner of Oudh.
In 1852, he married Caroline Penelope Every, sister of Sir Henry Every, 10th Baronet. He had three sons, who were all in the military, and a daughter. Sir George died in Camberley, aged 84. His eldest son, Ramsay George Henry Couper, succeeded him in the baronetcy.
- "Obituary". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 7 March 1908. p. 6.
- Debrett's Baronetage and Knightage 1879. Debrett's. 1879. p. 105. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
- "No. 22387". The London Gazette. 18 May 1860. p. 1916.
- The India List and India Office List By India Office, Great Britain #130
- The India List and India Office List By India Office, Great Britain #131
Sir John Strachey
|Lieutenant Governor of the North-Western Provinces
26 July 1876 – 15 February 1877
Lieutenant Governor of the North-Western Provinces and Chief Commissioner of Oudh
by merging posts of
Lieutenant Governor of the North-Western Provinces
Chief Commissioner of Oudh
|Lieutenant Governor of the North-Western Provinces and Chief Commissioner of Oudh
15 February 1877 – 17 April 1882
Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|