List of governors of the Gold Coast

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This is a list of colonial administrators in the Gold Coast (modern Ghana) from the start of English presence in 1621 until Ghana's independence from the United Kingdom in 1957.

Governors of the Gold Coast (1621–1751)[edit]

He was the governor of Fort Winnebah.

Governors of the Committee of Merchants of the Gold Coast (1751–1822)[edit]

Governors of the Gold Coast (1822–1828)[edit]

Governors of the Committee of Merchants of the Gold Coast (1828–1843)[edit]

Governors of the Gold Coast (1843–1960)[edit]

In 1843 a governor was appointed subordinate to the Governor of Sierra Leone until 1850. After the Third Anglo-Ashanti War of 1873–74, the Gold Coast was formally declared a crown colony.

In 1957, the Gold Coast and British Togoland, became the independent country of Ghana. The viceroy in the new country was the Governor-General of Ghana.He was the representative of the Queen of England and thus acted in the Queen's name as other former governors had been in place and exercised such jurisdiction allocated to them by the constitutions they drew for themselves in respect to the governance of the colony.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "no. 27245". The London Gazette. 9 November 1900. p. 6854.