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Governor of Southern Rhodesia

Governor of Southern Rhodesia
Style His Excellency The Right Honourable
Appointer King/Queen of the United Kingdom
Formation 1 October 1923
First holder The Rt Hon. John Chancellor
Final holder The Baron Soames
Abolished 18 April 1980

This page contains a list of Governors of Southern Rhodesia from 1923 to 1980, and includes the period of UDI (1965–1970) when a competing position to the legal Governor was created.

Governors of Southern Rhodesia (1923–1980)

From To Name Comments
1 October 1923 15 June 1928 Sir John Chancellor
15 June 1928 24 November 1928 Sir Murray Bisset Acting
24 November 1928 1 May 1934 Sir Cecil Hunter-Rodwell
1 May 1934 8 January 1935 Sir Fraser Russell Acting; 1st Time
8 January 1935 8 January 1942 Sir Herbert Stanley
8 January 1942 10 December 1942 Sir Fraser Russell Acting; 2nd Time
10 December 1942 26 October 1944 Sir Evelyn Baring
26 October 1944 20 February 1945 Sir Robert James Hudson Acting; 1st Time
20 February 1945 2 February 1946 Sir Campbell Tait
2 February 1946 19 July 1946 Sir Fraser Russell Acting; 3rd Time
19 July 1946 14 January 1947 Sir Robert James Hudson Acting; 2nd Time
14 January 1947 21 November 1953 Sir John Noble Kennedy
21 November 1953 26 November 1954 Sir Robert Clarkson Tredgold Acting
26 November 1954 28 December 1959 Sir Peveril William-Powlett
28 December 1959 24 June 1969 Sir Humphrey Gibbs After the UDI on 11 November 1965, position not recognized by the Rhodesian government
24 June 1969 11 December 1979 Position vacant On 1 September 1977, The Lord Carver was named as Resident Commissioner-designate
11 December 1979 18 April 1980 The Lord Soames

For continuation after independence, see: List of Presidents of Zimbabwe


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