Government of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

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The Government of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was established in 1953 and ran the Federation until its dissolution at the end of 1963. The members of the government were accountable to, and drawn from, the unicameral Federal Parliament.

Initial Government 1953[edit]

Office Minister Date appointed
Prime Minister Godfrey Martin Huggins 7 September 1953
Minister of External Affairs and Defence
Minister of Finance
Minister of Transport and Development Roy Welensky 7 September 1953
Minister of Internal Affairs Malcolm Palliser Barrow 7 September 1953

Huggins Government[edit]

Office Minister Date appointed
Prime Minister Godfrey Martin Huggins 18 December 1953 – 2 November 1956
Minister of External Affairs
Minister of Defence
Minister of Transport Roy Welensky 18 December 1953 – 12 February 1954
Minister of Communications
Minister of Transport and Communications Roy Welensky 12 February 1954
Minister of Posts
Minister of Finance Donald Macintyre 18 December 1953
Minister of Agriculture John Moore Caldicott 18 December 1953
Minister of Health
Minister of Internal Affairs Malcolm Palliser Barrow 18 December 1953 – 12 February 1954
Minister of Home Affairs Malcolm Palliser Barrow 12 February 1954 – 7 June 1955
Frank Stephen Owen 7 June 1955
Minister of Commerce and Industry Malcolm Palliser Barrow 12 February 1954
Minister of Power 7 April 1955
Minister of Education Julian MacDonald Greenfield 12 February 1954

Welensky government[edit]

Office Minister Date appointed
Prime Minister Sir Roy Welensky 2 November 1956 – 31 December 1963
Minister of External Affairs
Minister of Defence 2 November 1956 – 12 June 1959
John Moore Caldicott 12 June 1959 – 7 May 1962
Sir Malcolm Palliser Barrow 7 May 1962 – 31 December 1963
Deputy Prime Minister 7 May 1962 – 31 December 1963
Minister of Home Affairs Sir Malcolm Palliser Barrow 2 November 1956 – 7 May 1962
Julian Greenfield 7 May 1962 – 31 December 1963
Minister of Power Sir Malcolm Palliser Barrow 2 November 1956 – 31 December 1963
Minister of Finance Donald Macintyre 2 November 1956 – 3 September 1962
John Moore Caldicott 3 September 1962 – 31 December 1963
Minister of Posts Donald Macintyre 2 November 1956 – 11 December 1958
Frank Stephen Owen 11 December 1958 – 31 December 1963
Minister of Public Service John Moore Caldicott 2 November 1956 – 3 September 1962
John Philip Gold Duncan 3 September 1962 – 31 December 1963
Minister of Agriculture John Moore Caldicott 2 November 1956 – 11 December 1958
John Cranmer Graylin 11 December 1958 – 1 September 1963
James Arthur Clark 1 September 1963 – 31 December 1963
Minister of Health John Moore Caldicott 2 November 1956 – 11 December 1958
Benjamin Disraeli Goldberg 11 December 1958 – 31 December 1963
Minister of Economic Affairs John Moore Caldicott 11 December 1958 – 7 May 1962
Sir Malcolm Palliser Barrow 7 May 1962 – 31 December 1963
Minister of Law Julian MacDonald Greenfield 2 November 1956 – 31 December 1963
Minister of Education 2 November 1956 – 11 December 1958
Benjamin Disraeli Goldberg 11 December 1958 – 7 May 1962
John Philip Gold Duncan 7 May 1962 – 31 December 1963
Minister of Commerce and Industry Frank Stephen Owen 2 November 1956 – 7 May 1962
James Arthur Clark 7 May 1962 – 31 December 1963
Minister of Transport and Works William Hives Eastwood 2 November 1956 – 11 December 1958
Minister of Transport William Hives Eastwood 11 December 1958 – 7 May 1962
Frank Stephen Owen 7 May 1962 – 31 December 1963
Minister of Works George Wellington Rex L'Ange 11 December 1958 – 31 December 1963

Parliamentary Secretaries[edit]

Office Minister Date appointed
PS to the Minister of Home Affairs Benjamin Disraeli Goldberg 23 November 1956 – 11 December 1958
John Foot 11 December 1958 – 31 December 1963
PS to the Minister of Home Affairs (Race Relations) Jasper Zengeza Savanhu 3 April 1959 – 14 August 1962
PS to the Minister of Transport and Works George Wellington Rex L'Ange 23 November 1956 – 11 December 1958
PS to the Minister of External Affairs Godwin Akabiwa Mbikusita Lewanika 7 May 1962 – 31 December 1963
PS to the Minister of Defence, Economic Affairs and Power Sydney Stanford Sawyer 7 May 1962 – 31 December 1963