The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Best, James William
Best, James William, B.A., Bar-at-Law., Retired Judge, High Court, Madras; Educated, St. John’s. College, Cambridge; Entered Service, 21st August 1862; Student at College, 8th December, 1862; Assistant Collector and Magistrate, Trichinopoly, 1864; Justice of the Peace, 1863; acted in various places in the mofussil and was appointed Offg. Judge. High Court, Madras, 1890; Reverted as District and Sessions Judge. Again appointed Offg. Judge, Madras High Court, 1892; confirmed a few months after and retired 1895; joined Mysore Service as Chief Judge of the Chief Court, Mysore, 1896; Retired, 1902; Fellow, Madras University, 1894; and member, Faculty of Law, 1894; Is a Member of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. Address: c/o India Office, London.