in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Information and Communication Technologies; Politics. 1178 words.
St John, Sir Oliver Beauchamp Coventry (1837–1891), political officer in India and telegraph engineer, was born at Springfield House, Ryde, Isle of Wight, on 21 March 1837, the eldest son...