Commissioner of Yukon
|Commissioner of Yukon|
Coat of Arms
|Inaugural holder||James Morrow Walsh|
|Formation||June 13, 1898|
This is a list of Yukon Commissioners from 1897 to the present. The Commissioner is appointed by the Government of Canada, but a Commissioner, in contrast to the Governor-General of Canada or the Lieutenants-Governor of the Canadian Provinces, is not a Viceroy and therefore Commissioners are not direct representatives of the Monarch in the territory.
|James Morrow Walsh||1897-1898|
|James Hamilton Ross||1901-1902|
|Henry William Newlands||1902 (acting)|
|Zachary Taylor Wood||1902-1903 (acting)|
|Frederick Tennyson Congdon||1903-1904|
|William Wallace Burns McInnes||1905-1906|
|John T. Lithgow||1906-1907 (acting)|
|George Norris Williams||1916-1918 (acting)|
Office of Commissioner and Administrator were abolished in 1918. Office replaced by the Gold Commissioner who was responsible to the federal Minister of the Interior.
|George P. MacKenzie||1912-1925|
|George Ian MacLean||1928-1932|
The position of Gold Commissioner and Comptroller were combined in 1932 with the Comptroller being the title for the chief executive. Spelling was changed to Controller in 1936.
|George A. Jeckell||1932-1947|
|John Edward Gibben||1947-1948|
In 1948, the title of chief executive once again became Commissioner. Beginning in 1978, Yukon had party government with a Government Leader (later Premier) and powers being devolved from the Commissioner to the government.
See also: List of premiers of Yukon
|John Edward Gibben||1948-1950|
|Andrew Harold Gibson||1950-1951|
|Wilfred George Brown||1952-1955|
|Frederick Howard Collins||1955-1962|
|Gordon Robertson Cameron||1962-1966|
|Arthur MacDonald Pearson||1976-1978|
|Frank Fingland||1978-1979 (interim)|
|John Kenneth McKinnon||1986-1995|
|Geraldine Van Bibber||2005-2010|
Living former Commissioners
|Name||Term||Date of birth|
|Ione Christensen||1979||October 10, 1933|
|Douglas Bell||1979–1986||June 15, 1926|
|John Kenneth McKinnon||1986–1995||April 20, 1936|
|Judy Gingell||1995–2000||1948 (age 66–67)|
|Jack Cable||2000–2005||August 17, 1934|
|Geraldine Van Bibber||2005–2010||July 3, 1951|
- "History". Commissioner of Yukon. Government of Yukon. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
- "Commissioners, Gold Commissioners and Controllers of the Yukon Territory". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-11-30.