Governor-General of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

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Governor-General of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Coat of arms of the Central African Federation.svg
Flag of the Governor-General of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (1953-1963).svg
Style His Excellency The Right Honourable
Appointer Queen of the United Kingdom
Formation 4 September 1953
First holder The Baron Llewellin
Final holder The Rt Hon. Humphrey Gibbs (Acting)
Abolished 31 December 1963

The following is a list of the men who served as Governor-General of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (also known as the Central African Federation). The Federation was formed on 1 August 1953 from the former colonies of Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and was formally dissolved on 31 December 1963.

As Salisbury (now Harare) became the capital of the Federation as well as Southern Rhodesia, Government House, previously used as the residence of the Governor of Southern Rhodesia, became the residence of the Governor General of the Federation.[1] During this time, the Governor of Southern Rhodesia resided in Governor's Lodge in the suburb of Highlands.[2]

Governors-General of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (1953–1963)[edit]

Took office Left office Name
(Birth–Death)
Comments
4 September 1953 24 January 1957 The Lord Llewellin
(1893–1957)
Died in office
24 January 1957 February 1957 Sir Robert Clarkson Tredgold
(1899–1977)
Acting
February 1957 8 October 1957 Sir William Lindsay Murphy
(1888–1965)
Acting
8 October 1957 May 1963 The Earl of Dalhousie
(1914–1999)
May 1963 31 December 1963 Sir Humphrey Gibbs
(1902–1990)
Acting

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Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Newsletter, Issues 27-52,, 1960, page 428
  2. ^ East Africa and Rhodesia, Volume 42, Africana, 1965, pages 339, 464

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