Harcourt Butler

Harcourt Butler

Sir Spencer Harcourt Butler, GCSI, GCIE, KStJ (1 August 1869 – 2 March 1938) was the first governor of United Provinces of Agra and Oudh (now Uttar Pradesh, India). Educated at Harrow School and Balliol College, University of Oxford, Butler entered the Indian Civil Services soon afterwards, in 1890. He served as governor of United Provinces from 3 January 1921 to 21 December 1922, and was followed by Sir William Sinclair Marris. Butler later went on to serve as Governor of Burma from 2 January 1923 to 20 December 1927; he had already been lieutenant-governor of Burma from 28 October 1915 to 22 September 1917, and held the title briefly again from 21 December 1922 to 2 January 1923. On that date the position became that of "Governor".

He is also the first president of Delhi Gymkhana, founded in 1913. He was the brother of Sir Montagu Sherard Dawes Butler.

The Harcourt Butler Technological Institute in Kanpur, an engineering college established in 1921 was named after him. Also Harcourt Butler Higher Secondary School (Now Known as Harcourt Butler Senior Secondary School), New Delhi was also named after him in 1917. It was earlier called Bengali Boys School.

Also In Burma < Now Known as Myanmar > He helped the opening of the University Of Medicine (1), in Yangon, on 2nd February, 1927.

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