List of lieutenant governors of Newfoundland and Labrador

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The following is a list of the Governors and Lieutenant Governors of Newfoundland and later Newfoundland and Labrador. Though the present day office of the lieutenant governor in Newfoundland and Labrador came into being only upon the province's entry into Canadian Confederation in 1949, the post is a continuation from the first governorship of Newfoundland in 1610.

Proprietary Governors of Newfoundland, 1610–1728[edit]

# Name Image Colony Governor from Governor until
Governors under James I (1610 – 1625):
Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg John Guy Cuper's Cove 1610 1614
Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg John Mason Cuper's Cove 1615 1621
Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Robert Hayman Bristol's Hope 1618 1628
Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir Richard Whitbourne Renews 1618 1620
Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir Francis Tanfield South Falkland 1623 1626
Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Edward Wynne Ferryland 1621 1625
Governors under Charles I (1625 – 1649):
Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir Arthur Aston Avalon 1625 1627
Georgecalvert.jpg The Lord Baltimore Avalon 1627 1629
Calvertcecil.jpg The Lord Baltimore[n 1] Avalon 1629 1632
Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg William Hill Avalon 1634 1638
1. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir David Kirke Newfoundland 1638
Governors under Oliver Cromwell (1649 – 1658):
1. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg cont... 1651
2. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg John Treworgie Newfoundland 1653
Governors under Richard Cromwell (1658 – 1660):
2. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg cont...
Governors under Charles II (1660):
2. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg cont... 1660

Governors of Plaisance, 1655–1713[edit]

# Image Name Governor from Governor until
Governors under Louis XIV (1655 – 1713):
Grand Royal Coat of Arms of France.svg Sieur de Kéréon 1655 1660
Grand Royal Coat of Arms of France.svg Nicolas Gargot de la Rochette 1660 1662
Grand Royal Coat of Arms of France.svg Thalour Du Perron 1662 1663
Grand Royal Coat of Arms of France.svg Lafontaine Bellot 1664 1667
Grand Royal Coat of Arms of France.svg Sieur de la Palme 1667 1670
Grand Royal Coat of Arms of France.svg Sieur de la Poippe 1670 1684
Grand Royal Coat of Arms of France.svg Antoine Parat 1685 1690
Grand Royal Coat of Arms of France.svg Louis de Pastour de Costebelle 1690 1691
Grand Royal Coat of Arms of France.svg Jacques-François de Monbeton de Brouillan 1690 1701
Grand Royal Coat of Arms of France.svg Joseph de Monic 1697 1702
Daniel d'Auger de Subercase.jpg Daniel d'Auger de Subercase 1702 1706
Grand Royal Coat of Arms of France.svg Philippe Pastour de Costebelle 1706 1713

Commodore-Governors of Newfoundland, 1729–1825[edit]

Main article: Commodore-Governor
# Image Name Governor from Governor until
Governors under George II (1729 – 1760):
3. Captain Henry Osborn by Claude Arnulphy.jpg Henry Osborn 1729 1730
4. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg George Clinton 1731 1731
5. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Edward Falkingham 1732 1732
6. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg The Viscount Muskerry 1733 1734
7. Vice-Admiral Fitzroy Henry Lee (1699-1750), by British school of the 18th century.jpg FitzRoy Henry Lee 1735 1737
8. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Philip Vanbrugh 1738 1738
9. Henry Medley Faber.jpg Henry Medley 1739 1740
10. Commodore Thomas Smith.jpg Thomas Smith 1741 1741
11. John Byng.jpg John Byng[n 2] 1742 1742
10. Commodore Thomas Smith.jpg Thomas Smith (second time) 1743 1743
12. Admiral Sir Charles Hardy, 1780.jpg Sir Charles Hardy 1744 1744
13. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Richard Edwards 1745 1745
14. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg James Douglas Bt 1746 1746
15. Thomas McIlworth - General John Bradstreet - Google Art Project.jpg John Bradstreet 1747 1747
15. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Charles Watson 1748 1748
16. Admiral of the White by Thomas Gainsborough.jpg George Brydges Rodney 1749 1749
17. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Francis William Drake 1750 1752
18. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Hugh Bonfoy 1753 1754
19. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Richard Dorrill 1755 1756
20. Richard Edwards Royal Navy Admiral by Nathaniel Dance 1780.jpg Richard Edwards 1757 1759
21. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg James Webb 1760
Governors under George III (1760 – 1820):
21. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg cont... 1760
22. Thomas Graves, 1st Baron Graves, by Francesco Bartolozzi.jpg Thomas Graves 1761 1763
23. HughPalliser.jpg Sir Hugh Palliser 1764 1768
24. John Byron-Joshua Reynolds-1759.jpg John Byron 1769 1771
25. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Molyneux Shuldham 1772 1774
26. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Robert Duff 1775 1775
27. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg John Montagu 1776 1778
28. Richard Edwards Royal Navy Admiral by Nathaniel Dance 1780.jpg Richard Edwards 1779 1781
29. 1782 campbell.jpg John Campbell 1782 1785
30. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg John Elliot 1786 1788
31. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Mark Milbanke 1789 1791
32. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir Richard King Bt 1792 1793
33. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir James Wallace 1794 1796
34. Admiral William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock (1753-1825) by James Northcote.jpg William Waldegrave 1797 1799
35. SirCharlesMoricePole.jpg Sir Charles Morice Pole Bt 1800 1801
36. James Gambier.jpg James Gambier 1802 1803
37. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir Erasmus Gower 1804 1806
38. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg John Holloway 1807 1809
39. Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817).jpg Sir John Thomas Duckworth GCB 1810 1812
40. Richard Goodwin Keats 2.jpg Sir Richard Goodwin Keats 1813 1816
41. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Francis Pickmore 1817 1818
42. Admiral Sir Charles Hamilton (1767-1849), by William Beechey.jpg Sir Charles Hamilton Bt 1818
Governors under George IV (1820 – 1825):
42. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg cont... 1825

Civil Governors of Newfoundland, 1825–1855[edit]

# Image Name Governor from Governor until
Governors under George IV (1825 – 1830):
43. Thomas-john-cochrane.jpg Sir Thomas John Cochrane 1825
Governors under William IV (1830 – 1837):
43. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg cont... 1834
44. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir Henry Prescott 1834
Governors under Queen Victoria (1837 – 1855):
44. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg cont... 1841
45. John Harvey.jpg Sir John Harvey KCH 1841 1846
Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Robert Law (colonial administrator) 1846 1847
46. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir John Le Merchant 1847 1852
47. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Ker Baillie-Hamilton 1852 1855

Colonial Governors of Newfoundland, 1855–1907[edit]

# Image Name Governor from Governor until
Governors under Queen Victoria (1855 – 1901):
48. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir Charles Henry Darling 1855 1857
49. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir Alexander Bannerman 1857 1864
50. AnthonyMusgrave.jpg Sir Anthony Musgrave 1864 1869
51. Stephen John Hill 1870.jpg Sir Stephen John Hill KCMG CB 1869 1876
52. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir John Hawley Glover KCMG 1876 1881
53. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir Henry Berkeley Fitzhardinge Maxse KCMG 1881 1883
52. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir John Hawley Glover (second time) KCMG 1883 1885
54. Sir G. William Des Voeux.jpg Sir William Des Vœux 1886 1887
55. Henry Arthur Blake.jpg Sir Henry Arthur Blake KCMG FRGS FRCI 1887 1889
56. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir John Terence Nicholls O'Brien 1889 1895
57. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir Herbert Harley Murray 1895 1898
58. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir Henry Edward McCallum 1898
Governors under Edward VII (1901 – 1907):
58. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg cont... 1901
59. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir Charles Cavendish Boyle KCMG 1901 1904
60. StateLibQld 1 138019 Sir William MacGregor in ceremonial gown as Governor of Queensland.jpg Sir William MacGregor CB KCMG 1904 1907

Governors of the Dominion of Newfoundland, 1907–1934[edit]

Further information: Dominion of Newfoundland
# Image Name Governor from Governor until
Governors under Edward VII (1907 – 1910):
60. StateLibQld 1 138019 Sir William MacGregor in ceremonial gown as Governor of Queensland.jpg Sir William MacGregor (continued) CB KCMG 1907 1909
61. Ralph Champneys Williams.jpg Sir Ralph Champneys Williams CMG 1909
Governors under George V (1910 – 1934):
61. Ralph Champneys Williams.jpg cont... 1913
62. WEDavidson.jpg Sir Walter Edward Davidson KCMG CBE 1913 1917
63. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir Charles Alexander Harris 1917 1922
64. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir William Allardyce KCMG 1922 1928
65. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir John Middleton 1928 1932
66. Sir David Murray Anderson KCB KCMG MVO 1933 1934

Commission Governors of Newfoundland, 1934–1949[edit]

Further information: Commission of Government
# Image Name Governor from Governor until
Governors under George V (1934 – 1936):
66. Sir David Murray Anderson (continued) KCB KCMG MVO 1934 1935
67. Humphrey T. Walwyn.jpg Sir Humphrey T. Walwyn KCSI KCMG CB DSO 1936
Governors under Edward VIII (1936):
67. Humphrey T. Walwyn.jpg cont...
Governors under George VI (1936 – 1949):
67. Humphrey T. Walwyn.jpg cont... 1946
68. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Gordon MacDonald 1946 1949

Lieutenant Governors of Newfoundland, 1949–1999[edit]

# Image Name Governor from Governor until
Governors under George VI (1949 – 1952):
69. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir Albert Walsh 1949 1949
70. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Sir Leonard Outerbridge CBE DSO 1949
Governors under Elizabeth II (1952 – 1999):
70. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg cont... 1957
71. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Campbell Leonard Macpherson 1957 1963
72. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg ρ Fabian O'Dea QC 1963 1969
73. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Ewart John Arlington Harnum OC 1969 1974
74. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Gordon Arnaud Winter OC 1974 1981
75. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg William Anthony Paddon OC 1981 1986
76.[ 1] Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg James McGrath PC 1986 1991
77. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Frederick Russell OC CD 1991 1997
78. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Dr. Arthur Maxwell House OC FRCP 1997 1999

Lieutenant Governors of Newfoundland and Labrador, 1999–present[edit]

# Image Name Governor from Governor until
Governors under Elizabeth II (1999 – present):
78. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Dr. Arthur Maxwell House OC FRCP 1999 2002
79. Crest of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Edward Roberts CM ONL QC 2002 2008
80. His Honour, John C. Crosbie..jpg John Crosbie PC OC ONL QC 2008 2013
81. Frank Fagan CM 2013 present
  1. ^ Colour denotes living former lieutenant governors

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Lord Baltimore became the de facto Governor of Avalon upon the death of his father, the first Baron Baltimore.
  2. ^ John Byng's elder brother, Robert Byng, was the great-great-grandfather of The Viscount Byng of Vimy, who served as Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926.

External links[edit]

  • Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. "Profiles of Governors". Memorial University of Newfoundland.