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Alexander Mackenzie (civil servant)

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Occupation  civil servant
Religion  Presbyterian

Name  Alexander Mackenzie
Role  Civil servant
Alexander Mackenzie (civil servant)
Born  28 June 1842 (1842-06-28) Dumfries, Scotland
Died  November 10, 1902, London, United Kingdom
Education  King Edward's School, Birmingham

Sir Alexander Mackenzie, KCSI (28 June 1842 in Dumfries – 10 November 1902 in London) served as Chief Commissioner of the British Crown Colony of Burma from December 1890 to April 1895.


Alexander Mackenzie was born on Dumfries, Scotland and moved to Birmingham with his father Reverend John R. Mackenzie and Alexanderina Mackenzie. He attended King Edward's School and Trinity College, Cambridge. Upon obtaining his BA and completion of his Indian Civil Service exans, Mackenzie went to Calcutta in 1862 and later became the Lieutenant-governor of Bengal.

Alexander Mackenzie held many positions of civil service appointments in Asia:

  • Home Secretary to the Government of British India 1882
  • Chief Commissioner of the Central Provinces 1887
  • Chief Commissioner of Burma 1890
  • Member of the Supreme Council of Burma 1895
  • After his service in Burma, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Bengal (1895–1898). His absence and negligence during his time in office made him unpopular amongst locals, but did not results in his removal from office.

    In 1891 he became a Knight in Commander of the Star of India.

    Retired in 1898 due to poor health, he return to Britain and became Chairman of the India Development Company. He died on London on 10 November 1902. He was predeceased by wife Georgina Louisa Huntly Bremner (born 1838 India, married 1863 and died 1892 Birmingham) and survived by second wife Mabel E. Elliot (m. 1893). His second wife married another civil servant, The Hon. Noel Farrer


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