John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth

John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth ( born September 5, 1751 † February 14, 1834 ) was a British politician and 1793-1798 Governor General of Fort William.

Shore attended the Harrow School. In 1769 he became a civil servant in British India. 1787 to 1789 he was a member of the Supreme Council. It was in 1793 successor of Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis as Governor General of Fort William. Shore held the post until 1798. During his tenure, he intervened in Avadh and replaced Nawab Wazir Ali Shah by Saadat Ali Khan. A mutiny among officers of the Indian Army, he met with concessions.

In 1792, he was a baronet, raised in 1798 Baron Teignmouth in the Peerage of Ireland. Shore was the first president of the British and Foreign Bible Society.

Shore was a friend of the Indologist William Jones and 1804, a book about his life out.

The botanist William Roxburgh named after him, the tropical tree genus Shorea.

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