Warren Hastings (1732-1818) was the first governor-general of British India, from 1773 to 1785. He joined the British East India Company in 1750 as a clerk. In 1757 he was made the British Resident of Murshidabad; appointed to the Calcutta council in 1761; a member of the Madras council in 1769; made governor of Bengal in 1772; and appointed the first Governor-General of India in 1773. However, Hastings resigned in 1784, and, returning to England, was charged with high crimes and misdemeanors by Edmund Burke. He was impeached for corruption in 1787 but was acquitted in 1795.
From the description of Account book for the trial of Warren Hastings and others, 1785-1801. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702185773