Michael Francis ODwyer
1864-1940; b. Ireland; Gov. of Punjab 1913-19, who signed order in relation
to Indian massacre by General Dyer (an Englishman); see Tom Paulin, Ireland
and the English Crisis, art. on Conor Cruise OBrien who confuses
the two men; ed. Clongowes, assassinated India 1940, see Peter Costello, Clongowes Wood (1991). ODNB
Dictionary of National Biography: 1864-1940; b. Ireland,
Punjab Civil Serv., 1885; various posts; approved action of Gen. R. E.
Dyer at Amritsar, 1919; believed necessity of British control of India;
shot by Indian at meeting of Royal Central Asian Sco in London; KCSI,
1913; GCIE, 1917.
New Dictionary of National Biography: restored order
after outbreak of serious and unprovoked civil disturbance at Amritsar
... bitter controversy ... resignation demanded.