John Shaw Rennie
|John Shaw Rennie
|Governor General of Mauritius|
12 March 1968 – 3 September 1968
|Prime Minister||Seewoosagur Ramgoolam|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Leonard Williams|
John Rennie was educated at Hillhead High School, Glasgow University and Balliol College, Oxford. In 1951 Rennie was appointed Britain's deputy colonial secretary for Mauritius. He was the British Resident in Vanuatu from 1955 to 1962. From 1962 to 1968 he was Governor of Mauritius, overseeing Mauritius' transition to independence. From 1968 to 1971 Rennie was UNRWA deputy Commissioner-General under Laurence Michelmore, who persuaded then-U.N. Secretary-General U Thant to appoint Rennie as his successor.
|Governor of Vanuatu
Alexander Mair Wilkie
|Governor of Mauritius
|Governor General of Mauritius
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