The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Lawley, Hon’ble Sir Arthur


Lawley, Hon’ble Sir Arthur, K.C.M.G., (1901), G.C.I.E., (190G), formerly Governor of Madras; 4th s. of 3nd Baron Wenlock; b. 1860; Captain, 10th Hussars,1882; served at Saukkim, 1884; Private Secretary to Duke of Westminster; accompanied Earl Grey to Rhodesia, 1896; was Administrator of Matabeleland, 1893; Governor, Western Australia, 1901-02; Lieutenant-Governor, Transvaal, 1902; advocated the importation of Chinese labour into South Africa; appointed Governor of Madras, November 1905; arrived in Madras, March 1906; assumed charge of administration from Mr. Gabriel Stokes; his administration of the Presidency is marked by two features:- (1) the large number of tours which he undertook to make hmiself personally acquainted with every detail of the administration, and (2) the passing of the Madras Estates Land Bill; an oil-painting of Sir Arthur and Lady Lawley was placed in Council Chamber, Madras, 1915; m. Annie Allan, d. Sir Edward Cunard, 2nd Baronet 1885. Address: 26, Portland Place, London, W. Clubs: Turf, Naval and Military.