The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Thomson, Sir James
Thomson, Sir James, K.C.S.I., (1904); M.A., LL.D., I.C.S., (1902); b. 1848; s. of John Thomson of Cults, Aberdeenshire; educ: Grammar School and the University of Aberdeen; M.A., 1868; Hon. LL.D., 1905; joined I.C.S., 1869; arrived in India, 1871; served in the Madras Presidency as Assistant Collector and Magistrate, 1872; Head Assistant Collector and Magistrate, 1882; Sub-Collector and Joint Magistrate, and Principal Assistant Collector, 1885; Collector and Magistrate, 1889; Resident,Travancore and Cochin, 1895; Member, Board of Revenue, 1897; Additional Member, Legislative Council, 1898; Member, Executive Council, Madras, 1901-05; Offg. Governor of Madras during the absence of Lord Ampthill as Viceroy of India, 1904; reverted as Member of Council. 1905; President of Excise Committee, 1905-06; retired, 1906; Member, Council of the Secretary of State for India, 1908; Member, International Exhibition Royal Commission, 1909; m. 1st, Charlotte Georgiana Grant, d. of William White, M.D., 1873; 2nd Margaret Ellen, d. of C. F. Todhunter, of New Zealand, 1898. Address: Torrington House, St. Albans, Herts. Club: East India United Service.