Trevelyan, Sir Charles Edward
b. 1807-04-02
d. 1886-06-19
Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan was born at Taunton on 2 April 1807. He entered the East India Company's Bengal civil service in 1826, and on 4 January 1827 he became assistant to the commissioner at Delhi, where he remained for four years. In 1831 he became deputy secretary to the government in the political department in Calcutta, and from 1836 to 1838 he served as secretary to the board of revenue.1
Having returned to London in 1838, he became assistant secretary to the Treasury on 21 January 1840, remaining in that post for nineteen years. He was made a KCB on 27 April 1848. Trevelyan became governor of Madras in Spring 1859 but was recalled in 1860; in 1862 he went to India as finance minister, returning to London in 1865. Trevelyan died in London on 19 June 1886.2
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