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Former Commissioners of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police


The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is headed by the Commissioner, who, under the direction of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, has the control and management of the Force and all matters connected therewith. The Commissioner of the RCMP is 23rd on the Canadian Order of Precedence.

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Dates of OfficeCommissioner
September 25, 1873 - October 17, 1873Lieutenant-Colonel W. Osborne Smith
October 18, 1873 - July 21, 1876George Arthur French
July 22, 1876 - October 31, 1880James Farquharson Macleod, C.M.G.
November 1, 1880 - March 31, 1886Acheson Gosford Irvine
April 1, 1886 - July 31, 1900Lawrence William Herchmer
August 1, 1900 - March 31, 1923Aylesworth Bowen Perry, C.M.G.
April 1, 1923 - July 31, 1931Cortlandt Starnes
August 1, 1931 - March 5, 1938Sir James Howden MacBrien, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
March 6, 1938 - April 30, 1951Stuart Taylor Wood, C.M.G.
May 1, 1951 - March 31, 1959Leonard Hanson Nicholson, M.B.E.
April 1, 1959 - March 31, 1960Charles Edward Rivett-Carnac
April 1, 1960 - October 31, 1963Clifford Walter Harvison
November 1, 1963 - August 14, 1967George Brinton McClellan
August 15, 1967 - September 30, 1969Malcolm Francis Aylesworth Lindsay
October 1, 1969 - December 28, 1973William Leonard Higgitt
December 29, 1973 - August 31, 1977Maurice Jean Nadon
September 1, 1977 - August 31, 1987Robert Henry Simmonds, O.C.
September 1, 1987 - June 24, 1994Norman Inkster
June 25, 1994 - September 1, 2000Philip Murray
September 1, 2000 - December 15, 2006Giuliano (Zack) Zaccardelli
December 15, 2006 - July 16, 2007Bev Busson, C.O.M., O.B.C.
July 16, 2007 - November 21, 2011William Elliott
November 21, 2011 - June 30, 2017Robert Paulson
June 30, 2017 - Daniel Dubeau

SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

See also
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

External Links
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Official Website
RCMP Veterans' Association Online Store


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