The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Bilderbeck, James Bourdillon
Bilderbeck, James Bourdillon, M.A. Retired Principal, Presidency College, Madras. Born, 1851; finished his education in Cambridge; joined service as Acting Professor of History, Presidency College, Madras, 1875; Head Master, Zilla School, Chittoor, 1876; 1st Asst. Master and acting Head Master, Provincial School, Rajahmundry, 1877; Professor, English Literature, Presidency College, Madras, 1882; promoted to 3rd Class and posted as Acting Principal, Kumbhakonam College, 1885-87; promoted to 2nd Class and posted as Professor of Eng-literature. Presidency College, Madras, 1895; again acting Principal, Kumbhakonam College, 1895-97; acting Director of P.I. and Commissioner of Govt. Examinations, 1897; Principal, Presidency College, Madras, 1899-1905; Additional Member, Madras Legislative Council, January 1903 to February 1904; Addl. Member, Imperial Legislative Council, November 1903 to April 1904, Selected to give evidence before the Indian University Commission, 1902. Retired, 1906. Address: c/o India Office, London.