List of colonial governors and administrators of British Cyprus

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Governor of British Cyprus
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.svg
Coat of Arms of the Governor of Cyprus
Style His Excellency
Residence Government House
Appointer King/Queen of the United Kingdom
Precursor High Commissioner of Cyprus
Formation 10 March 1925
First holder Sir Malcolm Stevenson
Final holder Sir Hugh Mackintosh Foot
Abolished 16 August 1960
Succession President of Cyprus
First flag of Cyprus under British colonial rule (1881–1922)
Last flag of Cyprus under British colonial rule (1922–1960)

The following is a list of colonial governors and administrators of British Cyprus.

Hitherto a territory of the Ottoman Empire, a British protectorate under Ottoman suzerainty was established over Cyprus by the Cyprus Convention of 4 June 1878. The United Kingdom declared war on the Ottoman Empire on 5 November 1914 and annexed Cyprus. Turkey recognised British possession of Cyprus by the Treaty of Lausanne on 24 July 1923 and the island became a Crown Colony on 10 March 1925. Following the London and Zurich Agreements of 19 February 1959 Cyprus became independent on 16 August 1960.

List of High Commissioners (1878–1925)[edit]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait From To
Lord John Hay
(1827–1916)
(acting)
Lordjohnhay.jpg 12 July 1878 22 July 1878
Sir Garnet Joseph Wolseley
(1833–1913)
Garnet Wolseley.jpg 22 July 1878 23 June 1879
Sir Robert Biddulph
(1835–1918)
Flag of Cyprus (1881-1922).svg 23 June 1879 9 March 1886
Sir Henry Ernest Gascoyne Bulwer
(1836–1914)
Flag of Cyprus (1881-1922).svg 9 March 1886 5 April 1892
Sir Walter Joseph Sendall
(1832–1904)
Flag of Cyprus (1881-1922).svg 5 April 1892 23 April 1898
Sir William Frederick Haynes Smith
(1839–1928)
Flag of Cyprus (1881-1922).svg 23 April 1898 17 October 1904
Sir Charles Anthony King-Harman
(1851–1939)
Flag of Cyprus (1881-1922).svg 17 October 1904 12 October 1911
Hamilton Goold-Adams
(1858–1920)
Hamilton Goold-Adams.jpg 12 October 1911 8 January 1915
Sir John Eugene Clauson
(1866–1918)
Flag of Cyprus (1881-1922).svg 8 January 1915 31 December 1918
(died in office)
Sir Malcolm Stevenson
(1878–1927)
Flag of Cyprus (1881-1922).svg 31 December 1918
(acting to 31 July 1920)
10 March 1925

List of Governors (1925–1960)[edit]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait From To
Sir Malcolm Stevenson
(1878–1927)
Flag of Cyprus (1922-1960).svg 10 March 1925 30 November 1926
Sir Ronald Storrs
(1881–1955)
Ronald Storrs.jpg 30 November 1926 29 October 1932
Sir Reginald Edward Stubbs
(1876–1947)
SirReginaldStubbs.jpg 29 October 1932 8 November 1933
Sir Herbert Richmond Palmer
(1877–1958)
Sir Richmond Palmer.jpg 8 November 1933 4 July 1939
William Denis Battershill
(1896–1959)
Flag of Cyprus (1922-1960).svg 4 July 1939 3 October 1941
Charles Campbell Woolley
(1893–1981)
Flag of Cyprus (1922-1960).svg 3 October 1941 24 October 1946
Reginald Fletcher, 1st Baron Winster
(1885–1961)
Flag of Cyprus (1922-1960).svg 24 October 1946 4 August 1949
Sir Andrew Barkworth Wright
(1895–1971)
Flag of Cyprus (1922-1960).svg 4 August 1949 1954
Sir Robert Perceval Armitage
(1906–1990)
Flag of Cyprus (1922-1960).svg 1954 25 September 1955
Sir John Alan Francis Harding
(1896–1989)
Jharding.jpg 25 September 1955 22 October 1957
Sir Hugh Mackintosh Foot
(1907–1990)
Flag of Cyprus (1922-1960).svg 3 December 1957 16 August 1960

Deputy Governors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]