David Hendry obtained his BSc (1920) from the University of Glasgow, UK. His specialization was in agricultural science. He was the Deputy Director, Agriculture, Southern Circle (posted in Rangoon, 1921); Technical Adviser (1928) and Director (1932) of Imperial Chemical Industries (India).
Academic and Research Achievements: Hendry was engaged in the production and distribution of improved varieties of rice. Some of the best varieties being grown in Burma today are the result of his efforts at Hmawbi Experimental Station, which was under his charge. He did considerable work on improvement rice varieties and manuring of rice.
Other Contributions: Hendry was a Member of Bengal Legislative Assembly as a representative of Bengal Chamber of Commerce.
Awards and Honours: Hendry received Coronation Medal (1937).