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John James Rudall Overton

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John James Rudall Overton

1917 Obituary [1]

JOHN JAMES RUDALL OVERTON was appointed after a course of training at Cooper's Hill Engineering College an assistant superintendent in the Indian Telegraph Department in October 1893 and rose to the rank of superintendent in July 1909.

On the amalgamation of the Telegraph Department with the Post Office of India he was appointed Deputy Postmaster-General in the Province of Bihar and Orissa in April 1914.

He retired from the service in June 1915.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1907 and a Member in 1913.

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