Thomas Chambers

Thomas Chambers

Infobox Governor
name = Sir Thomas Chambers


order =
office = Agent of Fort St George (Madras)
term_start = 1658
term_end = 1661 or 1662
lieutenant =
predecessor = Thomas Greenhill
successor = Sir Edward Winter
birth_date =
birth_place =
death_date =
death_place =
party =
spouse =
children =
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Thomas Chambers was a British administrator and factor of the British East India Company who served as the Agent of Madras from 1658 to 1661 or 1662.

Tenure as Agent of Madras

As soon as Thomas Chambers became Agent, he was instructed by the authorities in England to make decisions based on majority vote and not on his private discretion. In the case of a stalemate, the Agent was allowed to cast the deciding votecite book | title=Indian Ink: Script and Print in the Making of the English East India Company | url=http://books.google.co.in/books?id=yyaltJW0eOQC&pg=RA1-PA77&lpg=RA1-PA77&dq=thomas+chambers+madras+1661&source=web&ots=8DnVH9MttL&sig=PtqYiuRneDJFSMVGZ23dmPJ0EHI&hl=en| last=Ogborn|first=Miles| date=2007| pages=77| publisher=University of Chicago Press| id=0226620417] .

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