REES, John David. 16.12.1854 — 2.6.1922. First Baronet (1919). British Civil Servant in India. “Son of Lodwich William Rees, educated at Cheltenham. Entered the Madras Civil Service, 1875. Private Secretary to three successive Governors…; Government Translator in Tamil, Telugu, Persian and Hindustani. British Resident in Travancore and Cochin. Additional Member of Governor-General’s Council, 1895-1900. Retired, 1901. C.I.E.” Back in U.K. he was M.P. for Montgomery (1906-10) and Nottingham East (1912-22). Married 1891 with Mary Catherine Dormer, children.
Publications: The Muhammadans, 1001–1761 A.D. L. 1894.
– Narratives of Tours in India Made by … Lord Connemara … 1886–1890. 16+381 p. 1891.
– The Real India. 1908; Modern India. 1910.
Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; Wikipedia with photo and caricature.
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