Andrew Juxon-Smith

Brigadier Andrew Terence Juxon-Smith (30 November 1931[1] – 1996) was a politician and military officer in Sierra Leone. He was briefly (27 March 1967 to 18 April 1968) Chairman of the National Reformation Council and acting Governor-General, equivalent to head of the Sierra Leonean state. He was additionally Minister of Finance of Sierra Leone.[2] He and the Council were overthrown in April 1968 by a group of low-level military officials led by John Amadu Bangura that restored Sierra Leone to rule by parliament under Siaka Stevens. He was a member of the Creole people, though he also had Sherbro and Mende ancestry. He later moved to the United States and died in Stapleton, New York.

Andrew uxon-Smith
Governor-General of Sierra Leone
In office
28 March 1967 – 18 April 1968
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byHenry Josiah Lightfoot Boston
Succeeded byJohn Amadu Bangura
Personal details
Andrew Terence Juxon-Smith

(1931-11-31)November 31, 1931
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Stapleton, New York, U.S.
Alma materRoyal Military Academy Sandhurst
Military service

Juxon-Smith's life is the subject of the short documentary 'A Forgotten Past', directed by Andreas Hadjipateras in 2018.


  1. ^ Uwechue, Raph (1991). Africa Who's who. ISBN 9780903274173.
  2. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. 1967Jan-June". HathiTrust. hdl:2027/osu.32435024020125.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Henry Josiah Lightfoot Boston
Governor-General of Sierra Leone
Succeeded by
John Amadu Bangura (acting)