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Governor of Northern Rhodesia

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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

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.

Establishment of the office

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)

Took office Left office Portrait Name
1 April 1924 25 July 1927
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Sir Herbert Stanley
25 July 1927 31 August 1927
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Richard Allmond Jeffrey Goode
31 August 1927 1 December 1932
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Sir James Maxwell
1 December 1932 7 January 1935
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Sir Ronald Storrs
7 January 1935 July 1938
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Major Sir Hubert Winthrop Young
1 September 1938 9 April 1941
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Sir John Maybin
Died in office
9 April 1941 16 October 1941
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William Marston Logan
16 October 1941 16 October 1947
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Sir John Waddington
16 October 1947 19 February 1948
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Robert Christopher Stafford Stanley
19 February 1948 8 March 1954
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Sir Gilbert Rennie
8 March 1954 25 May 1954
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Alexander Thomas Williams
25 May 1954 22 April 1959
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Sir Arthur Benson
22 April 1959 24 October 1964
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Sir Evelyn Dennison Hone

For continuation after independence, see: President of Zambia

See also


  1. ^ Northern Rhodesia Order in Council, 1924
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