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Edward Croft Greenway Thomas

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Edward Croft Greenaway Thomas ( -1889)

1890 Obituary [1]

EDWARD CROFT GREENWAY THOMAS was an Indian civil servant, who, deeply impressed with the conviction that extensive engineering works, constructed and maintained by Government, could alone cope with the evils of constantly recurring famines, devoted much of his time and resources to the acquisition and diffusion of exact information on this all-important subject. He joined the Indian service on the 17th of September, 1851, and after passing the prescribed examinations in Telegu and Tamil, was posted as assistant to the collector and magistrate of Coimbatore. Thence he rose steadily and continuously until, on the 27th of August, 1869, he was appointed judge of Vizagapatam, on the Malabar Coast. He occupied this position for thirteen years, and threw himself . . . [more]

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