Terence O'Brien (colonial governor)
Sir Terence O'Brien
|Acting Governor of British Ceylon|
1 December 1863 – 21 March 1865
|Preceded by||Charles Justin MacCarthy|
|Succeeded by||Hercules Robinson|
|22nd General Officer Commanding, Ceylon|
1860 – ?
|Preceded by||Henry Frederick Lockyer|
|Succeeded by||Studholme John Hodson|
John Terence Nicholls O'Brien|
23 April 1830
28 February 1903 (aged 72)|
|Commands||General Officer Commanding, Ceylon|
O'Brien, a British Army officer, received a medal of honour for his service in the Indian Mutiny War. He was appointed acting Governor of British Ceylon in 1863 and held the office for two years, succeeding Charles Justin MacCarthy.
O'Brien as governor of Newfoundland helped precipitate the 1894 bank crash by his many dispatches to London noting that Newfoundland politicians under Premier William Whiteway's Liberal Government were uniquely corrupt and incompetent. He resigned from office in 1895 and returned to London.
- "Sri Lanka". Rulers.org. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
- Biography at Government House The Governorship of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Charles Justin MacCarthy
Governor of British Ceylon
Sir Henry Berkeley Fitzhardinge Maxse
| Governor of Heligoland
Arthur Cecil Stuart Barkly
Sir Henry Arthur Blake
| Colonial Governor of Newfoundland
Sir Herbert Harley Murray
Henry Frederick Lockyer
| General Officer Commanding, Ceylon
Studholme John Hodson
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