Stephen John Hill

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Sir Stephen John Hill, 1870

Sir Stephen John Hill, KCMG, CB (June 10, 1809 – 20 October 1891) was a colonial governor.

Born in the West Indies, Hill began his colonial service in Africa, becoming governor of the Gold Coast (modern Ghana) in 1851. In 1854 he became governor of Sierra Leone. Then in 1863 he was appointed governor of the Leeward Islands and Antigua. In 1869 Hill became governor of Newfoundland and continued in that position until 1876. He provided valuable guidance to the colony during the period following their rejection of participation in Canadian Confederation.

Hill died in 1891 in London, England.

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Government offices
Preceded by
James Bannerman
Governor of the Gold Coast
1851–1854
Succeeded by
Henry Connor
Preceded by
Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy
Governor of Sierra Leone
1854–1863
Succeeded by
Robert Dougan
Preceded by
Ker Baillie Hamilton
Governor of Antigua
1863–1869
Succeeded by
Sir Benjamin Chilley Campbell Pine
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Musgrave
Governor of Newfoundland
1869–1876
Succeeded by
Sir John Hawley Glover