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Canning, Charles John

Born: 1812 AD
Died: 1862 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Administrators

1812 – He was born on the 14th of December.

1833 – He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated B.A, as first class in classics and second class in mathematics.

1836  – He entered parliament, being returned as member for the town of Warwick in the Conservative interest.

1841 – His first official appointment was that of Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in the administration formed by Sir Robert Peel, his chief being the Earl of Aberdeen.

1853 – He declined to accept office under the Earl of Derby; but on the formation of the coalition ministry under the Earl of Aberdeen in January, he received the appointment of Postmaster General.

1855 – He retained his post under Lord Palmerston’s ministry until July, when, in consequence of the departure of Lord Dalhousie and a vacancy in the governor-generalship of India, he was selected by Lord Palmerston to succeed to that great position.

1858 – He was rewarded by being made the first Viceroy of India.

1859 – In April, he received the thanks of both Houses of Parliament for his great services during the mutiny.

1862 – He died in London on the 17th of June.