The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Wedderburn, Sir William

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Wedderburn, Sir William, 4th Baronet, I.C.S. (retired); b. 1838; 4th s. of 2nd Baronet, succeeded his brother Sir David in the title, 1882; educ: at Hofwyl Workshop, Lorretto School; Edinburgh University; entered I.C.S. in Bombay, 1860; served as District Judge and Judicial Commissioner in Sind; acted as secretary to Bombay Government, Judicial and Political Departments; Judge, Bombay High Court, 1885; Officiating Chief Secretary to Bombay Government; retired, 1887; M.P. for Banffshire, 1893-1900; Chairman, Indian Parliamentary Committee; Member, Royal Commission on Indian Expenditure, 1895; has been a great friend of the Indian Progressive Movement; presided at the Indian National Congress, 1889; Chairman, British Committee of the Indian National Congress; m. Mary Blanche; d. of late Henry William Hoskyns, 1878. Publications: Papers and Schemes on Arbitration Courts, Agricultural Banks, Village Panchayets and subjects relating to the condition of the Indian people; Memoir of A. O. Hume, C.B. Address: Meredith, Gloucester; 81, Palace Chambers, Westminster, S.W. Clubs: Reform, National Liberal.