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Sir John Holland acted as one of the Governors of Madras Presidency
from the year 1792 to 1794, under the rule of the British East India Company
. He was also a well known British colonial administrator in British India. Holland was appointed as the Governor of Madras Presidency on 7 February 1789. He was preceded by Major General Sir Archibald Campbell KB who served as the Acting Governor of Madras Province from 6 April 1786 to 7 February 1789.
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.
Sir John Holland served in office until 13 February 1790 and was succeeded by Sir William Medows, who acted as the Governor of Madras Province from 20 February 1790 to 1 August 1792.
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