- John Walsh (scientist)
John Walsh (
1 July 1726- 9 March, 1795) was a British scientist and Secretary to the Governor of Bengal.
John was son of Joseph Walsh, Governor of
Fort St. Georgeand cousin to Nevil Maskelyne, the Astronomer Royal, and his sister, the wife of Lord Clive.
He entered the
British East India Companyat a young age and eventually became Clive's private secretary. Upon his return to England, he settled at Warfield Park, near Bracknellin Berkshire. His interests were scientific and he was the first person to make accurate experiments on the torpedo fish. He was awarded the Copley Medalin 1773 for a paper on their electrical properties.
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