List of colonial governors of Grenada

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This is a list of Rulers of Grenada from the establishment of French rule in 1649 until its independence from the United Kingdom in 1974. Following independence, the viceroy of Grenada ceased to represent the British monarch and British government, and ceased to be a British person, instead the new vice regal office, renamed to Governor-General of Grenada represented (and to this day, represents) the Monarch of Grenada, and the person holding the office must be a Grenadian citizen.

French Governors of Grenada (1649–1762)[edit]

British Governors of Grenada (1762–1802)[edit]

In 1763, the Treaty of Paris ceded Grenada to the United Kingdom.

Lieutenant Governors of Grenada (1802–1882)[edit]

In 1802, the Governor of Grenada was replaced by a lieutenant governor, subordinate to the Governor of Barbados.

In 1833, Grenada was incorporated into the British Windward Islands along with Barbados, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines. The Governor of Barbados retained overall responsibility for Grenada with the Lieutenant Governor of Grenada as his subordinate.

Administrators of Grenada (1882–1967)[edit]

In 1882, the role of the Lieutenant Governor of Grenada was replaced by that of an administrator. The administrator remained subordinate to the Governor of Barbados. In 1885, Barbados left the administrative control of the Windward Islands. A new Governor of the Windward Islands was appointed, with his seat in Grenada. The Administrator of Grenada remained a subordinate position concerned with matters local to Grenada itself.

Between 1958 and 1962, Grenada was part of the short-lived Federation of the West Indies.

Governors of Grenada (1967–1974)[edit]

On 3 March 1967, Grenada became an Associated State of the United Kingdom, responsible for its own internal affairs. A governor was again appointed as the United Kingdom's official representative.

# Name Image Took office Left office
1 Ian Turbott
(continued)
1967 1968
2 Dame Hilda Bynoe
First, and only, female Governor of Grenada
1968 21 January 1974
3 Sir Leo de Gale
(acting)
24 January 1974 7 February 1974

On 7 February 1974, Grenada achieved independence from Great Britain. After independence, the vice regal office in Grenada became the office of the Governor-General of Grenada.

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