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Louis William Dane, formally addressed as Sir Louis William Dane, served as the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab
, which was annexed by British East India Company
in 1849 after Second Anglo Sikh War through Treaty of Lahore, from the year 1908 to 1913. He was also one of the prominent members of the British Indian Civil Service. Dane was one of the foremost colonial administrators during the rule of the British Empire in India
. Sir Louis William Dane was born on 21 March 1856 at Chichester as the 5th of Richard Martin Dane, who was an army staff surgeon. His mother was Sophia Eliza. She was the daughter of Colonel Charles Griffiths who served in the First Anglo Afghan War.
Louis William Dane successfully completed his education from Dr. Stackpole's School in Kingstown, Dublin. Later he passed his examinations for the British Indian Civil Service
in the year 1874. Dane was positioned in British Punjab as Assistant Commissioner in Dera Ghazi Khan in 1876. Later in 1879, he was appointed as a private secretary to Sir Robert Egerton, who was the Lieutenant Governor of British Punjab
at the time. In the year 1904, the Dane Mission, which was named after his leadership, was sent to Afghanistan by the British authorities to negotiate the alliance agreement with the new Amir, Habibullah Khan of the country.
Sir Louis William Dane was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in undivided India. He served in office from 25 May 1908 and retired from the post on 28 April 1911. Louis William Dane died on 22 February 1946 at his home in South Kensington, London.
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