Forename: William Wilson
Degree Information: BA (1860) ; LLD (1869)
Countries of Association: India
Further information from the University records:
Addison 1727-1897 reads: Entered B.C.S. 1862; appointed Under Secretary to Government of India in Home Department, 1871; subsequently Director General of Statistics to Government of India and President of Indian Education Commission; additional Member of Council of Governor- General of India, 1881-87, and a Member of Indian Finance Committee, 1886; organized and directed from commencement to completion the Statistical Survey of India (1869-85) published in 126 vols., and condensed by him into The Imperial Gazetteer of India in 14 vols.; appointed Vice- Chancellor of Calcutta University, 1886; K.C.S.I.; C.I.E.; born 15th July, 1840.