The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Tennant, Lieut.-General

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Tennant, Lieut.-General James Francis, R.E., F.R.S., F.R.A.S., CLE, (1879), P.W.D., India, (retired); b. 1839; joined service in the P.W.D., Bengal, 1879; served in the Indian Mutiny; became Lieut.-General, 1884; retired the same year; Government Astronomer, Madras, 1889; Served in P.W.D., 1863; observed eclipse of the Sun, 1867-68 and 1871; Master of Mint, Calcutta,. 1874-84, Fellow, Royal Astrono mical Society. Address: Clifton Gardens, Maida Hill, W.