Sir Allan Arthur was a Scotland international rugby football player. He later moved to India as a merchant, where he became a civil servant. He was knighted in 1900 for his Indian public service work. He was named as one of Queen Victoria's birthday knights.
|Birth name||Allan Arthur|
|Date of birth||3 April 1857|
|Date of death||9 October 1923(aged 66)|
|Place of death||Moffat, Scotland|
|Rugby union career|
Rugby Union careerEdit
Arthur went to school at Glasgow Academy and then Merchiston College.
Arthur was capped by Glasgow District.
The newspaper The Sportsman noted in its obituary of Arthur that he was a noted owner of race horses. Arthur became the chairman of the Royal Calcutta Turf Club. The newspaper noted that although Arthur owned a number of horses, his colours did not merit any great success.
Business and Civil Service careerEdit
Allan's father, another Arthur Allan, was a merchant in the firm of Henry Montieith and Company.
At the age of 20, the younger Allan went to India. He began in the employ of the merchants Finlay, Muir and Company. He later became a director of the merchant firm Ewing and Company.
As a merchant, Allan became involved in the trade of jute. He became a director of an extensive jute shipping company: R. Steel and Company Limited.; and a director of the Manipiet Jute Company. He was also a director of the Union Baling Company.
He was elected four times as the president of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce. He retired in 1920.
His civil service career began in parallel. He was appointed a member of the Viceroy's Leglistaive Council; and in 1890 became the Sheriff of Calcutta. For his public services he received a knighthood in 1900.
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