Governor-General of Mauritius

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Governor-General of Mauritius
Flag of the Governor-General of Mauritius (1968-1992).svg
Style His Excellency
Residence State House (Official)
Appointer Queen of Mauritius
Precursor Governor of British Mauritius
Formation 12 March 1968; 47 years ago (1968-03-12)
First holder Sir John Shaw Rennie
Final holder Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo
Abolished 12 March 1992; 23 years ago (1992-03-12)
Succession President of Mauritius

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
1 No image.png Sir John Rennie
(1917–2002)
12 March 1968 27 August 1968 168 days Elizabeth II Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
No image.png Sir Michel Rivalland
(1910–1970)
27 August 1968 3 September 1968 7 days Elizabeth II Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
2 No image.png Sir Leonard Williams
(1904–1972)
3 September 1968 27 December 1972
(Died in Office)
4 years, 115 days Elizabeth II Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
3 No image.png Sir Raman Osman
(1902–1992)
27 December 1972 1 February 1973 4 years, 308 days Elizabeth II Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
1 February 1973 31 October 1977
No image.png Sir Henry Garrioch
(1916–2008)
31 October 1977 23 March 1978 143 days Elizabeth II Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
4 No image.png Sir Dayendranath Burrenchobay
(1919–1999)
23 March 1978 26 April 1979 5 years, 280 days Elizabeth II Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
&
Sir Anerood Jugnauth
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 Sir Anerood Jugnauth
No image.png Sir Cassam Moollan
(1927–2010)
15 December 1985 17 January 1986 33 days Elizabeth II Sir Anerood Jugnauth
6 Veerasamy Ringadoo.jpg Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo
(1920–2000)
17 January 1986 12 March 1992 6 years, 55 days Elizabeth II Sir Anerood Jugnauth

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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