Michael Francis O’Dwyer

Life
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 O’Brien who confuses the two men; ed. Clongowes, assassinated India 1940, see Peter Costello, Clongowes Wood (1991). ODNB

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References
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.

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Notes
New Dictionary of National Biography: ‘restored order after outbreak of serious and unprovoked civil disturbance at Amritsar ... bitter controversy ... resignation demanded.’

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