Lord George Hamilton

British politician (1845-1927)

Lord George Francis Hamilton GCSI PC JP (17 December 1845 – 22 September 1927) was a British Conservative Party politician of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who served as First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for India.

Lord George Francis Hamilton


  • I am sorry to hear of the increasing friction between Hindus and Muhammedans in the N.W.F.P. and the Punjab. One hardly knows what to wish for; unity of ideas and action would be very dangerous politically, divergence of ideas and collision are administratively troublesome. Of the two the latter is the least risky, though it throws anxiety and responsibility upon those on the spot where the friction exists.
    • Lord Hamilton in a letter he wrote to Viceroy Elgin in 1897. R.C. Majumdar, British Paramountcy and Indian renasisance Vol X, part II p 325. quoted in The Tragic Story of Partition (1982)
Wikipedia has an article about: