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Former Lieutenant Governors of Nova Scotia


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 governors of Cape Breton Island which became a separate colony on August 26, 1784 and was reincorporated into Nova Scotia on October 9, 1820. The second list are the Governors of the British Colony of Nova Scotia (1713 - 1867), and then Lieutenant Governors of the Province of Nova Scotia (1867 - Present).

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Cape Breton Island

Dates of OfficeGovernor(Born - Died)
26 Aug 1784 - 1787Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres(b. 1722 - d. 1824)
1787 - 27 May 1795William MacCormick
27 May 1795 - 29 Jun 1798David Mathews
29 Jun 1798 - 21 Jun 1799 James Ogilvie
21 Jun 1799 - 16 Sep 1800John Murray
16 Sep 1800 - 6 Jul 1807John Despard
6 Jul 1807 - 1 Jun 1813Nicholas Nepean
1 Jun 1813 - 6 Feb 1816Hugh Swayne
6 Feb 1816 - 4 Nov 1816Fitzherbert
4 Nov 1816 - 22 Jun 1820George Robert Ainslie
22 Jun 1820 - 9 Oct 1820David Stewart

Nova Scotia

Dates of OfficeGovernor(Born - Died)
1753 - 1756Charles Lawerence
1760 - 1763Jonathan Belcher
1763 - 1764Montague Wilmot
1776 - 1778Mariot Arbuthnot
1778 - 1781Richard Hughes
1781 - 1782Sir Andrew Snape Hamond
1783 - 1786Edmond Fanning
1786 - 1791John Parr
14 May 1792 - 13 Apr 1808Sir John Wentworth(b. 1737 - d. 1820)
13 Apr 1808 - 25 Aug 1811Sir George Prevost(b. 1767 - d. 1816)
25 Aug 1811 - 16 Oct 1811Sir Alexander Croke
16 Oct 1811 - 27 Jun 1816Sir John Coape Sherbrooke(b. 1764 - d. 1830)
27 Jun 1816 - 24 Oct 1816George Stracey Smyth(b. 1767 - d. 1823)
24 Oct 1816 - 1 Jun 1820George Ramsay, Earl of Dalhousie(b. 1770 - d. 1838)
1 Jun 1820 - 23 Aug 1828Sir James Kempt(b. 1764 - d. 1854)
23 Aug 1828 - 28 Nov 1828Thomas N. Jeffrey
28 Nov 1828 - 24 Jan 1834Sir Peregrine Maitland(b. 1771 - d. 1854)
24 Jan 1834 - 2 Jul 1834Thomas N. Jeffrey
2 Jul 1834 - 30 Sep 1840Sir Colin Campbell(b. 1776 - d. 1847)
30 Sep 1840 - 2 Aug 1846Lucius Bentinck Carey, Viscount Falkland(b. 1803 - d. 1884)
2 Aug 1846 - 29 Aug 1846Sir Jeremiah Dickson
29 Aug 1846 - 22 Mar 1852Sir John Harvey(b. 1778 - d. 1852)
22 Mar 1852 - 5 Aug 1852Sir John Bazalgette
5 Aug 1852 - 15 Feb 1858Sir John Gaspard Le Marchant(b. 1803 - d. 1874)
15 Feb 1858 - 17 Sep 1863George Augustus Constantine Phipps, Earl of Mulgrave(b. 1819 - d. 1890)
17 Sep 1863 - 22 Jun 1864Charles Hastings Doyle(b. 1804 - d. 1883)
22 Jun 1864 - 28 Sep 1865Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell(b. 1814 - d. 1881)
28 Sep 1865 - 8 Nov 1865Charles Hastings Doyle(b. 1804 - d. 1883)
8 Nov 1865 - 18 Oct 1867Sir William Fenwick Williams(b. 1800 - d. 1883)



Dates of OfficeLieutenant Governor(Born - Died)
8 Nov 1865 - 18 Oct 1867The Honourable Sir William Fenwick Williams(b. 1800 - d. 1883)
18 Oct 1867 - 1 May 1873The Honourable Sir Charles Hastings Doyle(b. 1804 - d. 1883)
1 May 1873 - 4 Jul 1873The Honourable Joseph Howe(b. 1804 - d. 1873)
4 Jul 1873 - 4 Jul 1883The Honourable Sir Adam George Archibald(b. 1824 - d. 1892)
4 Jul 1883 - 9 Jul 1888The Honourable Matthew Henry Richey(b. 1828 - d. 1911)
9 Jul 1888 - 26 Jun 1890The Honourable Archibald Woodbury McLelan(b. 1824 - d. 1890)
11 Jul 1890 - 26 Jul 1900The Honourable Sir Malachy Bowes Daly(b. 1836 - d. 1920)
26 Jul 1900 - 15 Mar 1906The Honourable Alfred Gilpin Jones(b. 1824 - d. 1906)
27 Mar 1906 - 27 Sep 1910The Honourable Duncan Cameron Fraser(b. 1845 - d. 1910)
18 Oct 1910 - 19 Oct 1915The Honourable James Drummond McGregor(b. 1838 - d. 1918)
19 Oct 1915 - 13 Nov 1916The Honourable David MacKeen(b. 1839 - d. 1916)
29 Nov 1916 - 12 Jan 1925The Honourable MacCallum Grant(b. 1845 - d. 1928)
12 Jan 1925 - 14 Sep 1925The Honourable James Robson Douglas(b. 1876 - d. 1934)
14 Sep 1925 - 19 Nov 1930The Honourable James Cranswick Tory(b. 1862 - d. 1944)
19 Nov 1930 - 25 Sep 1931The Honourable Frank Stanfield(b. 1872 - d. 1931)
5 Oct 1931 - 7 Apr 1937The Honourable Walter Harold Covert(b. 1865 - d. 1949)
7 Apr 1937 - 31 May 1940The Honourable Robert Irwin(b. 1865 - d. 1941)
31 May 1940 - 17 Nov 1942The Honourable Frederick Francis Mathers(b. 1871 - d. 1947)
17 Nov 1942 - 12 Aug 1947The Honourable Henry Ernest Kendall(b. 1864 - d. 1949)
12 Aug 1947 - 1 Sep 1952The Honourable John Alexander Douglas McCurdy(b. 1886 - d. 1962)
1 Sep 1952 - 15 Jan 1958The Honourable Alistair Fraser(b. 1885 - d. 1964)
15 Jan 1958 - 1 Mar 1963The Honourable Edward Chester Plow(b. 1904 - d. 1988)
1 Mar 1963 - 22 Jul 1968The Honourable Henry Poole MacKeen(b. 1892 - d. 1971)
22 Jul 1968 - 1 Oct 1973The Honourable Victor de B. Oland(b. 1913 - d. 1983)
1 Oct 1973 - 23 Dec 1978The Honourable Clarence L. Gosse(b. 1912 - d. 1996)
23 Dec 1978 - 1 Feb 1984The Honourable John Elvin Schaffner(b. 1911)
1 Feb 1984 - 20 Feb 1989The Honourable Alan R. Abraham(b. 1931)
20 Feb 1989 - 23 Jun 1994The Honourable Lloyd Roseville Crouse(b. 1918)
23 Jun 1994 - 17 May 2000The Honourable J. James Kinley(b. 1925)
17 May 2000 - 7 Sep 2006The Honourable Myra A. Freeman(b. 1949)
7 Sep 2006 - Feb 2012The Honourable Mayann Francis(b. 1946)
Feb 2012 - Brigadier-General The Honourable John Grant(b. 1936)

See also
Lieutenant Governors of Canada
Province of Nova Scotia

External Links
Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Official Website


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