Governor-General of Mauritius

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Governor-General of Mauritius
Former political post
Governor-General of Mauritius.svg
Standard of the Governor-General of Mauritius
Predecessor Governor of British Mauritius
Successor President of Mauritius
First officeholder Sir John Shaw Rennie
Last officeholder Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo
Style His Excellency
Official residence State House (Official)
Appointer Queen of Mauritius
Office began 12 March 1968; 46 years ago (1968-03-12)
Office ended 12 March 1992; 22 years ago (1992-03-12)

The Governor-General of Mauritius (French: Gouverneur Général de Maurice) was the acting head of state of Mauritius from 12 March 1968 when the country gained independence as a Commonwealth realm. The Queen Elizabeth II was given the title Queen of Mauritius until 12 March 1992 when Mauritius became a republic. The Governor-General was appointed for an indefinite term, serving at the pleasure of the monarch. After the passage of the Statute of Westminster 1931, the Governor-General was appointed solely on the advice of the Cabinet of Mauritius without the involvement of the British government. In the event of a vacancy, the Chief Justice served as Officer Administering the Government. Both British people and Mauritians held the post.

Governors-General[edit]

A list of Governors-General of Mauritius from 1968 to 1992.[1][2]

Status
  Denotes Chief Justice acting as Officer Administering the Government
Governor-General Term of office Monarch(s) Prime Minister(s)
# Portrait Name Took office Left office Duration
Mauritius (Commonwealth realm)
1 No image.png Sir John Rennie
(1917–2002)
12 March 1968 27 August 1968 168 days Elizabeth II Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR)
No image.png Sir Michel Rivalland
(1910–1970)
27 August 1968 3 September 1968 7 days Elizabeth II SSR
2 No image.png Sir Leonard Williams
(1904–1972)
3 September 1968 27 December 1972
(Died in Office)
4 years, 115 days Elizabeth II SSR
3 No image.png Sir Raman Osman
(1902–1992)
27 December 1972 1 February 1973 4 years, 308 days Elizabeth II SSR
1 February 1973 31 October 1977
No image.png Sir Henry Garrioch
(1916–2008)
31 October 1977 23 March 1978 143 days Elizabeth II SSR
4 No image.png Sir Dayendranath Burrenchobay
(1919–1999)
23 March 1978 26 April 1979 5 years, 280 days Elizabeth II SSR
&
Sir Anerood Jugnauth (SAJ)
26 April 1979 28 December 1983
5 Seewoosagur Ramgoolam - David Ben Gurion 1962.jpg Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
(1900–1985)
28 December 1983 15 December 1985
(Died in Office)
1 year, 352 days Elizabeth II SAJ
No image.png Sir Cassam Moollan
(1927–2010)
15 December 1985 17 January 1986 33 days Elizabeth II SAJ
6 Veerasamy Ringadoo.jpg Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo
(1920–2000)
17 January 1986 12 March 1992 6 years, 55 days Elizabeth II SAJ

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mauritius". Worldsstatesmen.org. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Governor-General". Rulers.org. Retrieved 26 January 2013.