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The Governor of Northern Rhodesia was the representative of the British monarch in the self-governing colony of Northern Rhodesia from 1924 to 1964. The Governor was appointed by The Crown and acted as the local head of state, receiving instructions from the British Government.

Governor of Northern Rhodesia
Flag of the Governor of Northern Rhodesia (1939–1964).svg
Flag of the Governor of Northern Rhodesia (1939–1964)
StyleHis Excellency The Right Honourable
AppointerKing/Queen of the United Kingdom
Formation1 April 1924
First holderHerbert Stanley
Final holderEvelyn Dennison Hone
Abolished24 October 1964

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Establishment of the officeEdit

The office of the Governor of Northern Rhodesia was established on 20 February 1924, when the Northern Rhodesia Order in Council, 1924 was adopted.[1] It provided that:

In place of the Administrator for whose appointment provision is made by the Northern Rhodesia Order in Council, 1911, there shall be a Governor and Commander in Chief in and over Northern Rhodesia...

Governors of Northern Rhodesia (1924–1964)Edit

Took office Left office Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Comments
1 April 1924 25 July 1927   Sir Herbert Stanley
(1872–1955)
25 July 1927 31 August 1927   Richard Allmond Jeffrey Goode
(1873–1953)
Acting
31 August 1927 1 December 1932   Sir James Maxwell
(1869–1932)
1 December 1932 7 January 1935   Sir Ronald Storrs
(1881–1955)
7 January 1935 July 1938   Major Sir Hubert Winthrop Young
(1885–1950)
1 September 1938 9 April 1941   Sir John Maybin
(1889–1941)
Died in office
9 April 1941 16 October 1941   William Marston Logan
(1889–1968)
Acting
16 October 1941 16 October 1947   Sir John Waddington
(1890–1957)
16 October 1947 19 February 1948   Robert Christopher Stafford Stanley
(1899–1981)
Acting
19 February 1948 8 March 1954   Sir Gilbert Rennie
(1895–1981)
8 March 1954 25 May 1954   Alexander Thomas Williams
(1903–1984)
25 May 1954 22 April 1959   Sir Arthur Benson
(1907–1987)
22 April 1959 24 October 1964   Sir Evelyn Dennison Hone
(1911–1979)

For continuation after independence, see: President of Zambia

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Northern Rhodesia Order in Council, 1924