H. S. Cunningham

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Sir Henry Stewart Cunningham
Advocate-General of Madras Presidency
In office
1872–1877
Preceded by John D. Mayne
Succeeded by Patrick O'Sullivan
Personal details
Born 1832
Died 1920
Alma mater Harrow,
Trinity College, Oxford
Occupation lawyer
Profession Advocate-General

Sir Henry Stewart Cunningham KCIE (1832–1920) was a British lawyer and writer who served as the Advocate-General of Madras Presidency from 1872 to 1877. [1]

Early life and education[edit]

Cunningham was born in 1832 to Rev. John William Cunningham who was the Vicar of Harrow. Cunningham was educated at Harrow and graduated in law from the Trinity College, Oxford. He was called to the bar in 1859.

Career[edit]

Cunningham practised in the United Kingdom and in British India and rose to become Advocate-General of the Madras Presidency in 1872. In 1877, he was appointed judge of the Calcutta High Court and served from 1877 to 1887. In 1878, he was appointed member of the Indian Famine Commission to look into the causes of the Great Famine of 1876–78.

Death[edit]

Cunningham died in 1920. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire in 1889.

Works[edit]

  • The Chronicles of Dustypore, a Tale of Modern Anglo-Indian Society, Volume 1 [2]
  • The Chronicles of Dustypore, a Tale of Modern Anglo-Indian Society, Volume 2 [3]
  • The Heriots [4]
  • Wheat and Tares [5]
  • Earl Canning [6]
  • Late Laurels [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buckland, C. E. (1906). Dictionary of Indian Biography. London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. p. 81. 
  2. ^ Cunningham, Henry Stewart (1875). The Chronicles of Dustypore, a Tale of Modern Anglo-Indian Society. 1. London: Smith, Elder and Co. 
  3. ^ Cunningham, Henry Stewart (1875). The Chronicles of Dustypore, a Tale of Modern Anglo-Indian Society. 2. London: Smith, Elder and Co. 
  4. ^ Cunningham, Henry Stewart (1890). The Heriots. Macmillan & Co. 
  5. ^ Cunningham, Henry Stewart (1861). Wheat and Tares. London: Saunders, Otley & Co. 
  6. ^ Cunningham, Henry Stewart (1891). Earl Canning. Rulers of India series. 
  7. ^ Cunningham, Henry Stewart (1864). Late Laurels. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Robert & Green. 

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