List of heads of government of Sierra Leone

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Prime Minister of Sierra Leone
Former political post
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First officeholder Milton Margai
Last officeholder Christian Alusine Kamara-Taylor
Appointer Governor-General of Sierra Leone (1961–1971)
President of Sierra Leone (1971–1978)
Office began 27 April 1961
Office ended 15 June 1978
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Sierra Leone

This is a list of heads of government of Sierra Leone, from the establishment of the office of Chief Minister in 1954 until 1978 when the office of Prime Minister was abolished after the constitutional referendum.

Protectorate of Sierra Leone[edit]

Chief Minister[edit]

Chief Minister Term of Office Political Party
(at time of election)
# Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Duration
1 No image.png Sir Milton Margai
(1895–1964)
9 July 1954 14 August 1958 4 years, 36 days Sierra Leone People's Party

Prime Minister[edit]

Prime Minister Term of Office Political Party
(at time of election)
# Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Duration
1 No image.png Sir Milton Margai
(1895–1964)
14 August 1958 27 April 1961 2 years, 256 days Sierra Leone People's Party

Commonwealth Realm of Sierra Leone[edit]

Prime Ministers[edit]

Prime Minister Term of Office Political Party
(at time of election)
# Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Duration
1 No image.png Sir Milton Margai
(1895–1964)
27 April 1961 28 April 1964
(Died in Office)
3 years, 1 day Sierra Leone People's Party
2 No image.png Sir Albert Margai
(1910–1980)
28 April 1964 21 March 1967 2 years, 327 days Sierra Leone People's Party
3 No image.png Siaka Stevens
(1905–1988)
21 March 1967 (minutes)
(Deposed)
0 years, 0 days All People's Congress

Military rule[edit]

Term of Office Military
# Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Duration
1 No image.png Brigadier David Lansana
(1922–1975)
21 March 1967 23 March 1967
(Deposed)
0 years, 2 days Army Commander
2 No image.png Lieutenant Colonel Ambrose Patrick Genda
(1927–)
23 March 1967 27 March 1967 0 years, 4 days National Reformation Council
3 No image.png Brigadier Andrew Juxon-Smith
(1933–1996)
27 April 1967 18 April 1968
(Deposed)
1 year, 22 days National Reformation Council
4 No image.png Warrant Officer 1st Class Patrick Conteh
(–)
18 April 1968 26 April 1968 0 years, 8 days National Interim Council

Prime Minister[edit]

Prime Minister Term of Office Political Party
(at time of election)
# Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Duration
4 No image.png Siaka Stevens
(1905–1988)
26 April 1968 19 April 1971 2 years, 358 days All People's Congress

Republic of Sierra Leone[edit]

Prime Ministers[edit]

Prime Minister Term of Office Political Party
(at time of election)
# Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Duration
5 No image.png Siaka Stevens
(1905–1988)
19 April 1971 21 April 1971 0 years, 2 days All People's Congress
6 No image.png Sorie Ibrahim Koroma
(1930–1994)
21 April 1971 8 July 1975 4 years, 78 days All People's Congress
7 No image.png Christian Alusine Kamara-Taylor
(1917–1985)
8 July 1975 15 June 1978 2 years, 342 days All People's Congress

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