(Last Updated on : 28/08/2012)
Vere Hobart, officially addressed as Sir Vere Henry Hobart, Lord Hobart, served as the Governor of Madras Presidency
from the year 1872 to 1875, in the erstwhile undivided India under the rule of the British Empire. He was also a well known British peer and a Colonial administrator in British India. Vere Hobart was born on 8 December 1818 at Welbourne, Lincolnshire to the parents Augustus Edward Hobart Hampden, 6th Earl of Buckinghamshire and Mary Williams. He matriculated from the Trinity College on 30 May 1856. He successfully completed his graduation with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) from the Trinity College in Oxford.
Sir Vere Henry Hobart, Lord Hobart was initially employed as a clerk in the Board of Trade in the year 1842. Later in the year 1855, he served as the Private Secretary to Sir George Grey at the Home Office. From the year 1849 till 1875, he was styled as Lord Hobart.
Vere Hobart, Lord Hobart was appointed as the Governor of Madras Presidency on 15 May 1872. He was preceded by Sir Alexander John Arbuthnot KCSI CIE who served as the Acting Governor of Madras Province from 19 February 1872 to 15 May 1872. The Madras Presidency, also known as the Presidency of Fort St. George and Madras Province, was an administrative sub division of British dominated India. The territory included most of southern India, such as the modern states of Tamil Nadu
, the Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh
Islands, the Malabar region of North Kerala
and Gajapati districts of southern Orissa and the Bellary, Ganjam, Dakshina Kannada, Rayagada and Udupi districts of Karnataka
. Madras (now Chennai
) was the winter capital of the province and Ootacamund (now Ooty
) was the summer capital of the British presidency. Vere Henry Hobart, Lord Hobart served in office until 27 April 1875, when he died at Government House in Madras. Hobart was succeeded by Sir William Rose Robinson KCSI, who acted as the Governor of Madras from April 28, 1875 to November 23, 1875.
Sir Vere Henry Hobart, Lord Hobart was married with Mary Katherine Carr on 4 August 1853. She was the daughter of Reverend Thomas Carr and Catherine Emily MacMahon.