William Wilberforce Bird (governor)

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William Wilberforce Bird (1784–1857) was a British colonial administrator who served as Deputy Governor of Bengal and, in 1844, as the acting Governor General of India.

His father was William Wilberforce Bird, Member of Parliament for Cheshire.


  • Obituary, pp. 253–254, in Volume II of the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London. (1858). Digitised copy

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Government offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Ellenborough
Governor-General of India

Succeeded by
The Viscount Hardinge