Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton(1803-1899), General and irrigation engineer
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General and irrigation engineer; Cotton obtained a commission in the Madras Engineers in 1819 and first became involved in the extension and improvement of the irrigation systems in Southern India in 1828. These works became Cotton's lifelong mission. Through schemes in which he was directly involved, and through founding an Indian school of hydraulic engineering, Cotton's work is calculated to have saved the lives of countless millions from famine.
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