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, Lakshadweep Islands, the Malabar region of North Kerala, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangapur and Gajapati districts of southern Orissaand the Bellary, Ganjam, Dakshina Kannada, Rayagada and Udupi districts of Karnataka. William Huddleston served in office until November 5, 1881 and was succeeded by Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff GCSI, CIE, PC FRS as the Governor of Madras Presidency. William Huddleston died in the year 1894.
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