Governor of Northern Rhodesia

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
AppointerBritish Monarch
Formation1 April 1924
First holderHerbert Stanley
Final holderEvelyn Dennison Hone
Abolished24 October 1964

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...

List of governors of Northern RhodesiaEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Monarch Prime Minister
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Sir Herbert Stanley
(1872–1955)
1 April 1924 25 July 1927 3 years, 115 days George V Position not established
  Richard Allmond Jeffrey Goode
(1873–1953)
Acting
25 July 1927 31 August 1927 37 days
2   Sir James Crawford Maxwell
(1869–1932)
31 August 1927 1 December 1932 5 years, 92 days
3   Sir Ronald Storrs
(1881–1955)
1 December 1932 7 January 1935 2 years, 37 days
4   Major Sir Hubert Winthrop Young
(1885–1950)
7 January 1935 July 1938 3 years, 175 days George V
Edward VIII
George VI
5   Sir John Maybin
(1889–1941)
1 September 1938 9 April 1941† 2 years, 220 days George VI
  William Marston Logan
(1889–1968)
Acting
9 April 1941 16 October 1941 190 days
6   Sir John Waddington
(1890–1957)
16 October 1941 16 October 1947 6 years, 0 days
  Robert Christopher Stafford Stanley
(1899–1981)
Acting
16 October 1947 19 February 1948 126 days
7   Sir Gilbert Rennie
(1895–1981)
19 February 1948 8 March 1954 6 years, 17 days George VI
Elizabeth II
8   Alexander Thomas Williams
(1903–1984)
8 March 1954 25 May 1954 78 days Elizabeth II
9   Sir Arthur Benson
(1907–1987)
25 May 1954 22 April 1959 4 years, 332 days
10   Sir Evelyn Dennison Hone
(1911–1979)
22 April 1959 24 October 1964 5 years, 185 days Kaunda
(22 April–24 October 1964)

For continuation after independence, see: President of Zambia

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Northern Rhodesia Order in Council, 1924