Henry Hesketh Bell

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Sir Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell
Preceded by Sir William Frederick Gowers
Succeeded by Cyril Wilson Alexander
Governor of Northern Nigeria
In office
Personal details
Born 1864
United Kingdom
Died 1952

Sir Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell GCMG (1864–1952) was a British colonial administrator and author.

He began his career in the colonial service in the Bahamas with a minor position but was promoted to Administrator of Dominica within a few years. He was the Commissioner, and Governor of the Uganda Protectorate (1905–1909) where he was hugely successful in eradicating sleeping sickness. Port Bell in Kampala is named in his honour. He was later Governor of Northern Nigeria Protectorate (1909–1912), Governor of the Leeward Islands (1912–1916) and the 21st Governor of Mauritius (1916–1924).[1][2]

Bell authored several books including memoirs, fiction, and colonial history and administration.[1]

Government offices
Preceded by
Sir James Hayes Sadler
Governor of Uganda
Succeeded by
Sir Herbert James Read
Preceded by
Sir Ernest Bickham Sweet-Escott
Governor of the Leeward Islands
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Marsh Merewether
Preceded by
Sir John Robert Chancellor
Governor of Mauritius
Succeeded by
Sir Herbert James Read


  1. ^ a b "Sir Henry Hesketh Bell Collection". Janus. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  2. ^ World Statesmen.org, Mauritius Archived 2009-06-09 at WebCite