Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameSir Henry Stewart CUNNINGHAM KCIE
Birth1832
Death1920
FatherRev John William CUNNINGHAM (1780-1861)
MotherMary CALVERT (1800-1849)
Marriage1877
SpouseHarriette Emily LAWRENCE
Death1918
Children
Birth1887
Death1945
Notes for Sir Henry Stewart CUNNINGHAM KCIE
Sir Henry Stewart Cunningham KCIE (1832-1920) was a British lawyer and writer who served as the Advocate-General of Madras Presidency from 1872 to 1877.

Early life and education

Cunningham was born in 1832 to Rev. J. W. Cunningham who was the Vicar of Harrow. Cunningham was educated at Harrow and graduated in law from the Trinity College, Oxford. He was called to the bar in 1859.

Career

Cunningham practised in the United Kingdom and in British India and rose to become Advocate-General of the Madras Presidency in 1872. In 1877, he was appointed judge of the Calcutta High Court and served from 1877 to 1887. In 1878, he was appointed member of the Indian Famine Commission to look into the causes of the Great Famine of 1876–78.

]Death

Cunningham died in 1920. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire in 1889.
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