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Sir William Grey was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of the province of Bengal, one of the 3 main Presidencies in British India
, including Madras Presidency
and Bombay Presidency
. He was also a well known colonial administrator under the rule of the Honourble British East India Company
. Grey held office as the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal from the year 1867 to 1870. William Grey was preceded by Sir Cecil Beadon as the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal, who served in office for a period of 4 years from the year 1862 to 1866.
The Bengal Presidency
mainly comprised of East Bengal and West Bengal. It was a colonial region under the rule of the British Empire in India
. The province included the territories of undivided Bengal namely, West Bengal
and present Bangladesh. Bengal Presidency also included the British territories which were located towards the north of the Central Provinces (now known as Madhya Pradesh
), from the openings of the Ganges River and the river Brahmaputra
Sir William Grey served in office till the year 1870 and was succeeded by Sir George Campbell, who remained in the designation of Lieutenant Governor from 1870 to 1874.
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