Frederick Chalmers Bourne

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Frederick Chalmers Bourne
Governor of the Central Provinces and Berar
In office
1946 – 15 August 1947
Preceded byHenry Twynam
Succeeded byposition abolished
Governor of East Bengal
In office
15 August 1947 – 5 April 1950
Preceded byposition created
Succeeded byFeroz Khan Noon
Personal details
Born(1891-08-12)12 August 1891
England
Died3 November 1977(1977-11-03) (aged 86)
Uckfield, West Sussex, England
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford

Sir Frederick Chalmers Bourne (12 August 1891 – 1977) was an English colonial administrator. He served in British India. He began his service in the Royal Army. He then served in the civil service from 1920. He worked in Lahore for several years, and held several high positions for the government of Punjab. Bourne was appointed acting Governor of the Central Provinces and Berar from May to October 1945, and as the acting Governor of Assam in 1946. He then served as the last Governor of the Central Provinces and Berar, from 1946 until independence of India in 1947. Bourne was then appointed the first governor of East Bengal, United Pakistan. He was governor from 15 August 1947 to 5 April 1950.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Governors and Acting Governors of East Bengal/ East Pakistan 1947-1971". The Bangabhaban History. Retrieved 24 June 2013.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Twynam
Governor of the Central Provinces and Berar
1946–1947
Succeeded by
position abolished
Preceded by
position created
Governor of East Bengal
1947–1950
Succeeded by
Feroz Khan Noon