Sri Lankan judgeDied when: 73 years 315 days (886 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Sir Alexander Johnston, PC, FRS (died 6 March 1849), was a British colonial official who served as third Chief Justice of Ceylon and second Advocate Fiscal of Ceylon.
He introduced a range of administrative reforms in Sri Lanka, introducing numerous liberal ideas and supporting the rights of natives.
He was also an orientalist and along with Henry Thomas Colebrooke and others he was a founding member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.