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Charles Bourchier served as the President of Madras Presidency
in former undivided British India from the year 1767 to 1770. He was also a prominent colonial administrator under the organizational control of the Honourable British East India Company
. Bourchier was appointed as the President of the Province of Madras (now Chennai
) in British India on 25 January 1767. He was preceded by Sir Robert Palk who served as the President of Madras province from 14 November 1763 to 25 January 1767.
The Madras Presidency was also known as the Madras Province and the Presidency of Fort St. George. It was an administrative division of British India. The region incorporated much of southern India, including 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
, Dakshina Kannada
and Udupi districts
. Madras (now Chennai
) was the winter capital of the province and Ootacamund (now Ooty
) was the summer capital of the British presidency.
Sir Charles Bourchier served in office till 31 January 1770 and was succeeded by Josias Du Pre, who served in the designation from 31 January 1770 to 2 February 1773.
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