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Former Lieutenant Governors of Newfoundland and Labrador


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 of leaders below is those of the Governors of the British Colony Newfoundland (1729 - 1855) and the Governors of the Dominion of Newfoundland (1855 - 1949). When Newfoundland became a province of Canada in 1949, the position was then changed to Lieutenant Governors to reflect Newfoundland as part of the Dominion and no longer its own entity.

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Dates of OfficeGovernor(Born - Died)
1729 - 1731Captain Henry Osborn
1731Captain The Honourable George Clinton
1732Captain Edward Falkingham
1733 - 1734Captain Robert McCarthy, Viscount Muskerry
1735 - 1737Captain Fitzroy Heney Lee
1738Captain Philip Vanbrugh
1739Captain Henry Medley
1740Captain Lord George Graham
1741Captain Thomas Smith
1742Captain John Byng
1743Captain Thomas Smith
1744Captain Charles Hardy
1745Captain Richard Edwards
1746 - 1747Vacancy
1748Rear-Admiral Charles Watson
1749Captain George-Bridges Rodney
1750 - 1752Captain Francis William Drake
1753 - 1754Captain Hugh Bonfoy
1755 - 1756Captain Richard Dorrill
1757 - 1759Captain Richard Edwards
1760 - 1761Captain James Webb
1761 - 1763Captain Thomas Graves
1764 - 1768Captain Hugh Palliser
1769 - 1772Captain John Byron
1772 - 1774Commodore Molyneux Shuldham
1775 - 1776Rear-Admiral Robert Duff
1776 - 1778Vice-Admiral John Montague
1779 - 1781Captain Richard Edwards
1782 - 1786Vice-Admiral John Campbell
1786 - 1789Rear-Admiral John Elliott
1789 - 1792Vice-Admiral Mark Milbanke
1792 - 1794Vice-Admiral Sir Richard King
1794 - 1797Vice-Admiral Sir James Wallace
1797 - 1800Vice-Admiral William Waldegrave(b. 1753 - d. 1825)
1800 - 1801Vice-Admiral Charles Morice Pole(b. 1757 - d. 18...)
1802 - 1804Vice-Admiral James Gambier(b. 1756 - d. 1833)
1804 - 26 Jul 1806Vice-Admiral Sir Erasmus Gower(b. 17... - d. 1814)
26 Jul 1807 - 1809Admiral John Holloway(b. 1742 - d. 1826)
1810 - 1813Admiral Sir John T. Duckworth(b. 1748 - d. 1817)
1813 - 1816Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Godwin Keats(b. 1757 - d. 1834)
1816 - 24 Feb 1818Admiral Francis Pickmore(b. 17... - d. 1818)
24 Feb 1818 - Jul 1818Bowker
Jul 1818 - 1824Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Hamilton(b. 1767 - d. 1849)
1825 - 1834Captain Sir Thomas John Cochrane(b. 1789 - d. 1872)
1834 - 16 Sep 1841Captain Henry Prescott(b. 1783 - d. 1879)
16 Sep 1841 - 1846Major General Sir John Harvey(b. 1778 - d. 1852)
1846 - 1847John Law
1847 - 28 Jul 1852Colonel Sir John Gaspard LeMarchant(b. 1803 - d. 1874)
Dec 1852 - 1855Ker Baillie Hamilton
1855 - May 1857Charles Henry Darling(b. 1809 - d. 1870)
May 1857 - 1863Sir Alexander Bannerman(b. 1783 - d. 1864)
1863 - Apr 1864L. O'Brien
Apr 1864 - Jun 1869Sir Anthony Musgrave(b. 1828 - d. 1888)
Jul 1869 - 1876Sir Stephen John Hill(b. 1809 - d. 1891)
1876 - 1881Sir John Hawley Glover(b. 1829 - d. 1885)
1881 - 10 Sep 1883Sir Fitzhardinge Berkeley Maxse(b. 1832 - d. 1883)
10 Sep 1883 - 1883Sir Frederick Carter
1883 - 30 Sep 1885Sir John Hawley Glover(b. 1829 - d. 1885)
30 Sep 1885 - 1886Sir Frederick Carter
1886 - Jan 1887Sir George William DesVoeux(b. 1834 - d. 1909)
Jan 1887 - 1889Sir Henry Blake(b. 1840 - d. 1918)
1889Sir Frederick Carter
1889 - 1895Sir John Terence Nicolls O'Brien(b. 1830 - d. 1903)
1895Sir Herbert H. Murray
1898 - 1901Sir Henry McCallum(b. 1852 - d. 1919)
1901 - 1904Sir Cavendish Boyle(b. 1849 - d. 1916)
1904 - 1909Sir William MacGregor(b. 1846 - d. 1919)
1909 - Dec 1913Sir Ralph Champneys Williams(b. 1848 - d. 1927)
Dec 1913 - Oct 1917Sir Walter E. Davidson(b. 1859 - d. 1923)
Oct 1917 - Sep 1922Sir Charles A. Harris(b. 1855 - d. 1947)
Sep 1922 - Oct 1928Sir William Lamond Allardyce(b. 1861 - d. 1930)
Oct 1928 - Sep 1932Sir John Middleton(b. 1870 - d. 1954)
Sep 1932 - Oct 1935Sir David M. Anderson(b. 1874 - d. 1936)
Oct 1935 - 16 Jan 1946Sir Humphrey Walwyn(b. 1879 - d. 1957)
16 Jan 1946 - 1 Apr 1949Sir Gordon MacDonald(b. 1888 - d. 1966)



Dates of OfficeLieutenant Governor(Born - Died)
1 Apr 1949 - 5 Sep 1949The Honourable Sir Albert Joseph Walsh(b. 1900 - d. 1958)
5 Sep 1949 - 16 Dec 1957The Honourable Sir Leonard Cecil Outerbridge(b. 1888 - d. 1986)
16 Dec 1957 - 1 Mar 1963The Honourable Campbell Macpherson(b. 1907 - d. 1973)
1 Mar 1963 - 2 Apr 1969The Honourable Fabian O'Dea(b. 1918 - d. 2004)
2 Apr 1969 - 4 Jul 1974The Honourable E. John A. Harnum(b. 1910 - d. 1996)
4 Jul 1974 - 10 Jul 1981The Honourable Gordon Arnaud Winter(b. 1912 - d. 2003)
10 Jul 1981 - 5 Sep 1986The Honourable Anthony Paddon(b. 1914 - d. 1995)
5 Sep 1986 - 5 Nov 1991The Honourable James A. McGrath(b. 1932)
5 Nov 1991 - 5 Feb 1997The Honourable Frederick William Russell(b. 1923)
5 Feb 1997 - 1 Nov 2002The Honourable Arthur Maxwell House(b. 1926)
1 Nov 2002 - 31 Jan 2008The Honourable Edward Moxon Roberts(b. 1940)
31 Jan 2008 - 2013The Honourable John Crosbie(b. 1931)
2013 - The Honourable Frank Fagan(b. )

See also
Lieutenant Governors of Canada
Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

External Links
Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador Official Website


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