List of governors of Bengal Presidency

The union of the two East India Companies took place on 23 July 1702. For united trade in Bengal, a Council was appointed, of which Nathaniel Halsey and Robert Hedges were to take chair each in their week alternatively as per the dispatch from United Company on 26 February 1702. In a dispatch of 12 February 1704, it was ordered that if Beard shall die, no one will be appointed as President to succeed him. After the departure of John Beard to Madras, Ralph Sheldon assumed the position of Chief of Council, and his appointment was confirmed in a dispatch of 7 February 1706.

President in the Bay, and Governor and Commander-in-Chief for Fort William, in Bengal (1705-1774)"President in the Bay, and Governor and Commander-in-Chief for Fort William, in Bengal"Lieutenant Governors of the Presidency of Fort William in Bengal (1854-1912)Lieutenant Governors of the Province of Eastern Bengal and Assam (1905-1912)