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List of governors of Bengal

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From 1690, a governor represented the British East India Company in Bengal, which had been granted the right to establish a trading post by the Nawabs of Bengal.

Robert Clive : Governor of Bengal during 1757–60 and again during 1765–67 and established Dual Government in Bengal from 1765 to 1772. (True founder of British Political dominion in India). Vanisttart (1760–65) : The Battle of Buxar (1764). Cartier (1769–72) : Bengal Famine (1770)

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Chief agents, 1681–84Edit

Name Took office Left office
William Hedges 1681 1684
John Beard 1684 1684

Presidents, 1684–94Edit

Name Took office Left office
William Gyfford 1684 1685
Job Charnock 1685 1693
Francis Ellis 1693 1693
Charles Eyre 1693 1694

Chief Agents, 1694–1700Edit

Name Took office Left office
Charles Eyre 1694 1698
John Beard 1698 1699
Charles Eyre 1699 1700

Presidents, 1700 - 1758Edit

Name Took office Left office
Charles Eyre 1700 1701
John Beard 1701 1705
Edward Littleton 1705 1705
'Ruled by a council' 1705 1710
Anthony Weltden 1710 1711
John Russell 1711 1713
Robert Hedges 1713 1718
Samuel Flake 1718 1723
John Deane 1723 1726
Henry Frankland 1726 1728
Edward Stephenson 1728 1728
John Deane 1728 1732
John Stackhouse 1732 1739
Thomas Broddyll 1739 1746
John Forster 1746 1748
William Barwell 1748 1749
Adam Dawson 1749 1752
William Fytche 1752 1752
Roger Drake 1752 1756

Under the leadership of Robert Clive, British troops and their local allies defeated the nawab on 23 June 1757 at the Battle of Plassey. The nawab was assassinated in Murshidabad, and the British installed their own replacement. Clive became governor.

Governors (1758–1774), Gov Gen of bengal (1773–1833), Gov Gen of India (1833–58)Edit

Lieutenant-Governors, 1854–1912Edit

Name Took office Left office
Frederick James Halliday 1854 1859
John Peter Grant 1859 1862
Cecil Beadon 1862 1866
William Grey 1867 1870
George Campbell 1870 1874
Richard Temple 1874 1877
Ashley Eden 1877 1882
Augustus Thompson 1882 1887
Steuart Colvin Bayley 1887 1890
Charles Alfred Elliott 1890 1893
Anthony MacDonnell 1893 1895
Alexander Mackenzie 1895 1897
Charles Stevens 1897 1898
John Woodburn 1898 1902
James Bourdillon 1902 1903
Andrews Henderson Leith Frazer 1903 1906
Lancelot Hare 1906 1906
Francis Slacke 1906 1908
Edward Norman Baker 1908 1911
William Duke 1911 1912

In 1911, the British reunited east and west Bengal to form a single province under a governor.

Governors, 1912–47Edit

Independence, post 1947Edit

In 1947, the British Raj came to an end, and the new countries of India and Pakistan were created. Bengal was partitioned into two in anticipation of this in 1946, and following independence West Bengal joined India, and East Bengal (Renamed as East Pakistan in 1956) joined Pakistan only to secede later in 1972 as Bangladesh.

For a continuation of governors of West Bengal, please see List of Governors of West Bengal, and for East Bengal, please see East Bengal, East Pakistan, and finally, List of Presidents of Bangladesh.

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