List of lieutenant governors of Ontario

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The following is a list of the Governors and Lieutenant Governors of Ontario. Though the present day office of the lieutenant governor in Ontario came into being only upon the province's entry into Canadian Confederation in 1867, the post is a continuation from the first governorship of Upper Canada in 1791, which itself branched out of the governorship of the Province of Quebec. From 1841 to 1867, the Governors General of the Province of Canada simultaneously acted as the direct governor of Canada West (what is present day Ontario), only occasionally appointing a lieutenant to act in their stead.

Lieutenant Governors of Upper Canada, 1791–1841[edit]

# Image Name Governor from Governor until
Governors under George III (1791 – 1820):
1. ColonelSimcoe.jpg John Graves Simcoe 1791 1796
Administrator Peter Russell Portrait.jpg Peter Russell 1796 1799
2. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Hunter 1799 1805
Administrator Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alexander Grant 1805 1806
3. Francis Gore Portrait.jpg Francis Gore 1806
Acting Isaac Brock portrait 1, from The Story of Isaac Brock (1908)-2.png Sir Isaac Brock KB 1811 1812
Acting Rogerhalesheaffe.jpg Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe 1812 1813
Acting Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Le baron de Rottenburg 1813
Acting Gordon Drummond.jpg Sir Gordon Drummond 1813 1814
Acting George Murray Portrait.jpg Sir George Murray GCB GCH 1815
Acting Frederick Philipse Robinson Portrait.jpg Sir Frederick Philipse Robinson KCB GCH 1815
3. Francis Gore Portrait.jpg cont... 1817
Administrator Samuel Smith.png Samuel Smith (Administrator) 1817 1818
4. Peregrine Maitland Portrait.jpg Sir Peregrine Maitland KCB GCH 1818
Governors under George IV (1820 – 1830):
4. Peregrine Maitland Portrait.jpg cont... 1828
5. John Colborne.jpg Sir John Colborne GCB GCMG GCH AdC(P) 1828
Governors under William IV (1830 – 1837):
5. John Colborne.jpg cont... 1836
6. Francis Bond Head.jpg Sir Francis Bond Head KCH 1836
Governors under Queen Victoria (1837 – 1841):
6. Francis Bond Head.jpg cont... 1838
7. Major-General Sir George Arthur.jpg Sir George Arthur KCH 1838 1839
8. Lord Sydenham.jpg The Lord Sydenham PC 1839 1841

Lieutenant Governors of Canada West, 1841–1867[edit]

# Image Name Governor from Governor until
Governors under Queen Victoria (1867 – 1901):
9. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Clitherow 1841 1841
10. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Sir Richard Downes Jackson 1841 1842

Lieutenant Governors of Ontario, 1867–present[edit]

# Image Name Governor from Governor until
Governors under Queen Victoria (1867 – 1901):
11. Henry William Stisted Portrait.jpg Henry William Stisted CB 1867 1868
12. WilliamPearceHowland23.jpg William Pearce Howland PC 1868 1873
13. JohnWilloughbyCrawford23.jpg John Willoughby Crawford QC 1873 1875
14. DonaldAlexanderMacdonald23.jpg Donald Alexander Macdonald PC 1875 1880
15. Sir John Beverley Robinson.jpg John Beverley Robinson 1880 1887
16. Sir Alexander Campbell.jpg Sir Alexander Campbell PC KCMG QC 1887 1892
17. GeorgeAireyKirkpatrick23.jpg George Airey Kirkpatrick PC QC 1892 1896
Administrator Kazimierz Gzowski.jpg Sir Kazimierz Stanislaus Gzowski AdCP KCMG 1896 1897
18. Oliver Mowat.jpg Sir Oliver Mowat PC GCMG QC 1897
Governors under Edward VII (1901 – 1910):
18. Oliver Mowat.jpg cont... 1903
19. William-Mortimer-Clark.png Sir William Mortimer Clark KCMG KC 1903 1908
20. John Morison Gibson (close up).jpg Sir John Morison Gibson KCMG KC 1908
Governors under George V (1910 – 1936):
20. John Morison Gibson (close up).jpg cont... 1914
21. John Strathearn Hendrie.jpg Sir John Strathearn Hendrie KCMG CVO 1914 1919
22. Lionel Herbert Clarke.jpg Lionel Herbert Clarke 1919 1921
23. Coat of Arms of Ontario.png Henry Cockshutt 1921 1927
24. William Donald Ross.jpg William Donald Ross 1927 1931
Administrator WilliamMulock.jpeg Sir William Mulock PC KCMG (Administrator) 1931 1932
25. Herbert Alexander Bruce.jpg Herbert Alexander Bruce 1932
Governors under Edward VIII (1936):
25. Herbert Alexander Bruce.jpg cont...
Governors under George VI (1936 – 1952):
25. Herbert Alexander Bruce.jpg cont... 1937
26. Albert Matthews.jpg Albert Edward Matthews 1937 1946
27. Ray Lawson.jpg Frank Ray Lawson OBE 1946
Governors under Elizabeth II (1952 – present):
27. Ray Lawson.jpg cont... 1952
28. Coat of Arms of Ontario.png Louis Orville Breithaupt 1952 1957
29. Official Portrait of the 19th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, John Keiller MacKay, by Moshe Matus.jpg John Keiller MacKay PC OC DSO VD QC 1957 1963
30. Coat of Arms of Ontario.png William Earl Rowe PC 1963 1968
31. William Ross Macdonald.jpg William Ross Macdonald PC CD QC 1968 1974
32. Coat of Arms of Ontario.png Pauline Mills McGibbon CC OOnt 1974 1980
33. Coat of Arms of Ontario.png John Black Aird CC OOnt QC 1980 1985
34. Lincoln MacCauley Alexander PC CC OOnt CD QC 1985 1991
35.[ 1] Coat of Arms of Ontario.png Henry Newton Rowell Jackman OC OOnt 1991 1997
36. Hilary M. Weston.jpg Hillary Mary Weston CM OOnt 1997 2002
37. JamesBartlemanSpeakingAtYPI-LeadersTodayEvent.JPG James Karl Bartleman OOnt 2002 2007
38. LG Ont wiki.jpg David Charles Onley OOnt 2007 2014
39. Coat of Arms of Ontario.png Elizabeth Dowdeswell OC 2014
  1. ^ Colour denotes living former lieutenant governors

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