List of Governors of Tanganyika

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(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Term Incumbent Notes
German East Africa
German East Africa Protectorate
27 May 1885 to 8 February 1888 Carl Peters, Administrator
8 February 1888 to 1 January 1891 Hermann von Wissmann, Reichskommissar Imperial commissioner, 1st time
German East Africa Colony
1 January 1891 to 21 February 1891 Hermann von Wissmann, Reichskommissar Imperial commissioner, 1st time
21 February 1891 to 15 September 1893 Julius von Soden, Governor
1891 Rüdiger, acting Governor Acting for Soden
15 September 1893 to 25 April 1895 Friedrich von Schele, Governor
25 April 1895 to 3 December 1896 Hermann von Wissmann, Governor 2nd time
3 December 1896 to 12 March 1901 Eduard von Liebert, Governor
12 March 1901 to 15 April 1906 Gustav Adolf von Götzen, Governor
15 April 1906 to 22 April 1912 Albrecht von Rechenberg, Governor
22 April 1912 to 14 November 1918 Heinrich Schnee, Governor From 9 October 1916 on the move in opposition to British forces
Occupation of German East Africa by United Kingdom
9 October 1916 to 22 July 1920 Horace Archer Byatt, Administrator From 1918, Sir Horace Archer Byatt
22 July 1920 to 20 July 1922 Sir Horace Archer Byatt, Governor
League of Nations Mandate (administered by United Kingdom)
20 July 1922 to 5 March 1925 Sir Horace Archer Byatt, Governor
1924 to 5 March 1925 John Scott, acting Governor Acting for Byatt
5 March 1925 to January 1931 Donald Charles Cameron, Governor
1929 Sir Douglas James Jardine, acting Governor Acting for Cameron
January 1931 to February 1934 George Stewart Symes, Governor
19 February 1934 to 8 July 1938 Sir Harold Alfred MacMichael, Governor
8 July 1938 to 19 June 1941 Sir Mark Aitchinson Young, Governor
19 June 1941 to 28 April 1945 Sir Wilfrid Edward Francis Jackson, Governor
28 April 1945 to 11 December 1946 Sir William Denis Battershill, Governor
United Nations Trust Territory (administered by United Kingdom)
11 December 1946 to 18 June 1949 Sir William Denis Battershill, Governor
18 June 1949 to June 1958 Sir Edward Francis Twining, Governor
15 July 1958 to 9 December 1961 Sir Richard Gordon Turnbull, Governor
9 December 1961 Independence as Tanganyika

For continuation after independence, see: List of Governors-General of Tanganyika

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