Richard Turnbull (colonial governor)
|Richard Gordon Turnbull|
|10th Governor of Tanganyika|
|Preceded by||Edward Twining|
|Governor-General of Tanganyika|
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Born||7 July 1909|
|Died||December 1998 (aged 89)|
Richard Gordon Turnbull (7 July 1909 – December 1998) was a British colonial governor and the last governor of the British mandate of Tanganyika from 1958–1961. Following the country's independence, he was governor-general from 9 December 1961 – 9 December 1962.
Richard Turnbull was Chief Secretary of Kenya during the time of the Mau Mau Uprising. In 1958 he succeeded Edward Twining, Baron Twining as governor of Tanganyika. Following the first elections to the Legislative Council (LEGCO), Turnbull appointed five members of Julius Nyerere's Tanganyika African National Union party. At the end of 1961, Tanganyika became an autonomous Commonwealth realm with Nyerere as prime minister. Turnbull served for a year as governor-general until Tanganyika received full independence from the United Kingdom in December 1962. He later became the High Commissioner of Aden.
|Governors of Tanganyika