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Sir George Stratton acted as one of the Presidents of Madras Presidency
from the year 1776 to 1777, under the rule of the British East India Company
. He was a noted colonial administrator in British India. Stratton was appointed as the President of Madras (now Chennai
) on 23 August 1776, after the capture of the Fort St George by the French in 1746 and the Battle of Madras. He was preceded by Sir George Pigot who served in the designation from 11 December 1775 to 23 August 1776.
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, namely the 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 George Stratton governed over the province as the President till 31 August 1777. He was succeeded by John Whitehall who was served as the Acting President of the province from 31 August 1777 to 8 February 1778.
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