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Former Lieutenant Governors of British Columbia


Lieutenant Governors are appointed by the Governor General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Canada and the Federal Cabinet. The appointment is for a period of not less than five years and the salary is paid by the federal government.

The first list are the Lieutenant Governors of Vancouver Island which became a separate colony on July 16, 1849 and was reincorporated into British Columbia on August 6, 1866. The second list are the Governors of the Colony of British Columbia (1813-1850) and then the Lieutenant Governors of the Colony (1850-1871) and the Province (1871-Present) of British Columbia.

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Colony Vancouver Island

Dates of OfficeLieutenant Governor(Born - Died)
16 Jul 1849 - 1 Sep 1851Richard Blanshard(b. c.1817 - d. 1894)
1 Sep 1851 - 25 Mar 1864Sir James Douglas(b. 1803 - d. 1877)
25 Mar 1864 - 6 Aug 1866Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy(b. 1810 - d. 1883)


Colony of British Columbia

Dates of OfficeGovernor(Born - Died)
12 Dec 1813 - 4 Apr 1814John McDonald
7 Apr 1814 - 22 May 1814Donald McTavish(b. 17.. - d. 1814)
22 May 1814 - 21 Mar 1821James Keith
13 Aug 1813 - 1823John Haldane
1823 - 1824John Dugald Cameron
1824 - 19 Mar 1825Alexander Kennedy
19 Mar 1825 - 22 Mar 1838John McLoughlin(b. 1784 - d. 1857)
22 Mar 1838 - Oct 1839James Douglas(b. 1803 - d. 1877)
Oct 1839 - Nov 1845John McLoughlin(b. 1784 - d. 1857)
Nov 1845 - 11 Mar 1850James Douglas(b. 1803 - d. 1877)

Colony of British Columbia

Dates of OfficeLieutenant Governor(Born - Died)
11 Mar 1850 - 19 Nov 1858Richard Blanshard(b. c.1817 - d. 1894)
19 Nov 1858 - 20 Apr 1864Sir James Douglas(b. 1803 - d. 1877)
20 Apr 1864 - 10 Jun 1869Frederick Seymour(b. 1820 - d. 1869)
10 Jun 1869 - 5 Jul 1871Anthony Musgrave(b. 1828 - d. 1888)
5 Jul 1871 - 27 Jun 1876Sir Joseph William Trutch(b. 1826 - d. 1904)

Province of British Columbia

Dates of OfficeLieutenant Governor(Born - Died)
5 Jul 1871 - 27 Jun 1876The Honourable Sir Joseph William Trutch(b. 1826 - d. 1904)
27 Jun 1876 - 21 Jun 1881The Honourable Albert Norton Richards(b. 1822 - d. 1897)
21 Jun 1881 - 8 Feb 1887The Honourable Clement Francis Cornwall(b. 1836 - d. 1910)
8 Feb 1887 - 1 Nov 1892The Honourable Hugh Nelson(b. 1830 - d. 1893)
1 Nov 1892 - 18 Nov 1897The Honourable Edgar Dewdney(b. 1835 - d. 1916)
18 Nov 1897 - 21 Jun 1900The Honourable Thomas Robert McInnes(b. 1840 - d. 1904)
21 Jun 1900 - 11 May 1906The Honourable Sir Henri Gustave Joly de LotbiniPre(b. 1829 - d. 1908)
11 May 1906 - 3 Dec 1909The Honourable James Dunsmuir(b. 1851 - d. 1920)
3 Dec 1909 - 5 Dec 1914The Honourable Thomas William Paterson(b. 1852 - d. 1921)
5 Dec 1914 - 9 Dec 1919The Honourable Sir Frank Stillmann Barnard(b. 1856 - d. 1936)
9 Dec 1919 - 12 Dec 1920The Honourable Edward Gawler Prior(b. 1853 - d. 1920)
24 Dec 1920 - 21 Jan 1926The Honourable Walter Cameron Nichol(b. 1866 - d. 1928)
21 Jan 1926 - 18 Jul 1931The Honourable Robert Randolph Bruce(b. 1863 - d. 1942)
18 Jul 1931 - 29 Apr 1936The Honourable John W. Fordham Johnson(b. 1866 - d. 1938)
29 Apr 1936 - 29 Aug 1941The Honourable Eric Werge Hamber(b. 1880 - d. 1960)
29 Aug 1941 - 1 Oct 1946The Honourable William Culham Woodward(b. 1885 - d. 1957)
1 Oct 1946 - 2 Oct 1950The Honourable Charles Arthur Banks(b. 1885 - d. 1962)
2 Oct 1950 - 3 Oct 1955The Honourable Clarence Wallace(b. 1893 - d. 1984)
3 Oct 1955 - 13 Oct 1960The Honourable Frank Mackenzie Ross(b. 1891 - d. 1973)
13 Oct 1960 - 2 Jul 1968The Honourable George Randolph Pearkes(b. 1888 - d. 1984)
2 Jul 1968 - 13 Feb 1973The Honourable John Robert Nicholson(b. 1901 - d. 1983)
13 Feb 1973 - 18 May 1978The Honourable Walter Stewart Owen(b. 1904 - d. 1981)
18 May 1978 - 15 Jul 1983Brigadier General The Honourable Henry Pybus Bell-Irving(b. 1913 - d. 2002)
15 Jul 1983 - 9 Sep 1988The Honourable Robert Gordon Rogers(b. 1919)
9 Sep 1988 - 21 Apr 1995The Honourable David C. Lam(b. 1923)
21 Apr 1995 - 25 Sep 2001The Honourable Garde Gardom(b. 1924)
25 Sep 2001 - 1 Oct 2007The Honourable Iona Campagnolo(b. 1933)
1 Oct 2007 - 2 Nov 2012The Honourable Steven Point(b. 1951)
2 Nov 2012 - The Honourable Judith Guichon(b. 1947)

See also
Lieutenant Governors of Canada
Province of British Columbia

External Links
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Official Website


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