Customary Law

Thomas Gordon Walker, formally known as Sir Thomas Gordon Walker KCIE, CSI, was the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in undivided India under the rule of the British Empire. He also served in the British Indian Civil Service. He was born in the year 1849 as the son of Reverend Henry Walker. He received his education from Old Gymnasium and the University of Aberdeen. After the completion of his education, Walker acquired a degree in the Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) from the University of Aberdeen. Sir Thomas Gordon Walker joined the British Indian Civil Service as Assistant Commissioner in Punjab in the year 1872. Later he served as the Settlement Officer from 1877 to 1881. Walker held several other positions throughout his career, such as Registrar of Chief Court from 1881 to 1888; Commissioner of Excise from 1888 to 1899; Judge of Chief Court in Punjab from 1898 to 1902.

Commissioner of Delhi Division from 1901 to 1905; Financial Commissioner in Punjab and Member of the Imperial Legislative Council from the year 1905 to 1906. Sir Thomas Gordon Walker was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in the year 1907. He served in office till 1908. He was also a Member of the Durbar Coronation Committee from 1902 to 1903. Walker retired in the year 1912. Sir Thomas Gordon Walker was knighted with the Knight Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (KCIE) in the year 1908 and Companion of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India in 1903. Sir Thomas Gordon Walker KCIE, CSI died in the year 1917.


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