The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Benton, John
Benton, John: C.I.E. 1902; Chief Engineer and Secretary to Government, Punjab Irrigation Branch; b. 1850; s. of late John Benton; m. 1885, Margaret Forsyth, d. of ex-Provost Dick of Rothes, N.B.; Educ, Aberdeen University, Edinburgh University, Royal Indian Engineering College, Cooper’s Hill (Fellow); Appointed Assistant Engineer, 1873: Executive Engineer, 1881; Superintending Engineer, 1897; Chief Engineer, 1900; Inspector-General of Irrigation, 1905. Address: Simla.