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Charles Henry Reynolds

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Charles Henry Reynolds (1844-1908)

1909 Obituary [1]

CHARLES HENRY REYNOLDS, C.I.E., died in May, 1908, at Lisbon, where he was attending the International Telegraph Conference as delegate of the Pacific Cable Board.

He was the son of an officer in the Indian army, and was born at Ootacamund on January 15, 1844.

He was educated at University College, London, where in 1867 he obtained the first place in the Final Examination, and subsequently was given a special course of training at Glasgow University, under Lord Kelvin.

He then proceeded to India to take up an appointment in the Telegraph Department.

In 1870 he was appointed personal assistant to the Director-General of Telegraphs,, and after passing through all the higher appointments of the Department, became Director-General in 1875.

In 1899 he retired, and two years later was appointed general manager to the Pacific Cable Board, which position he held until the time of his death. He was an original Member of the Institution, and was in 1885 one of the representatives of India at the International Telegraph Conference at Berlin, and was made a companion of the Order of the Indian Empire in 1897.

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