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This is a list of the Governors-General of Canada in order of longevity. There are currently twenty-eight Governors-General on the list and four living Governors-General. The list is in descending order and is correct as of September 21, 2017. The oldest Governor-General is Arthur Connaught (1850 - 1942), who died at the age of 91 years, 260 days. The oldest living Governor-General is Edward Schreyer. He is currently 81 years, 274 days old and has held the title of oldest living Governor-General since June 24, 2009.

To account for the different number of leap days within the life of each Governor-General, two measures of longevity are given. The first is the number of whole years the Governor-General lived, and the number of days past their last birthday. The second lists the total number of days lived by the Governor-General, accounting for differing numbers of leap years within the lifespans of different Governors-General.

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Rank
Governor-General
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Longevity
(Years, Days)
Longevity
(Days)
1 Connaught, ArthurArthur Connaught May 1, 1850 January 16, 1942 91 years, 260 days 33,497 days
2 Michener, RolandRoland Michener April 19, 1900 August 6, 1991 91 years, 109 days 33,346 days
3 Hamilton-Gordon, JohnJohn Hamilton-Gordon August 3, 1847 March 7, 1934 86 years, 216 days 31,627 days
4 Cambridge, AlexanderAlexander Cambridge April 14, 1874 January 16, 1957 82 years, 277 days 30,227 days
5 Petty-Fitzmaurice, HenryHenry Petty-Fitzmaurice January 14, 1845 June 3, 1927 82 years, 140 days 30,089 days
6 Leblanc, RoméoRoméo Leblanc December 18, 1927 June 24, 2009 81 years, 188 days 29,774 days
7 Massey, VincentVincent Massey February 20, 1887 December 30, 1967 80 years, 313 days 29,532 days
8 Vanier, GeorgesGeorges Vanier April 23, 1888 March 5, 1967 78 years, 316 days 28,804 days
9 Alexander, HaroldHarold Alexander December 10, 1891 June 16, 1969 77 years, 188 days 28,312 days
10 Schreyer, EdwardEdward Schreyer December 21, 1935 Living 81 years, 274 days 29,860 days
11 Blackwood, FrederickFrederick Blackwood June 21, 1826 February 12, 1902 75 years, 236 days 27,629 days
12 Ponsonby, VereVere Ponsonby October 27, 1880 March 10, 1956 75 years, 135 days 27,527 days
13 Monck, CharlesCharles Monck October 10, 1819 November 29, 1894 75 years, 50 days 27,444 days
14 Freeman-Thomas, FreemanFreeman Freeman-Thomas September 12, 1866 August 12, 1941 74 years, 334 days 27,362 days
15 Clarkson, AdrienneAdrienne Clarkson February 10, 1939 Living 78 years, 223 days 28,713 days
16 Byng, JulianJulian Byng September 11, 1862 June 6, 1935 72 years, 268 days 26,565 days
17 Johnston, DavidDavid Johnston June 28, 1941 Living 76 years, 85 days 27,844 days
18 Sauvé, JeanneJeanne Sauvé April 26, 1922 January 26, 1993 70 years, 275 days 25,843 days
19 Cavendish, VictorVictor Cavendish May 31, 1868 May 6, 1938 69 years, 340 days 25,541 days
20 Young, JohnJohn Young August 31, 1807 October 6, 1876 69 years, 36 days 25,239 days
21 Hnatyshyn, RayRay Hnatyshyn March 16, 1934 December 18, 2002 68 years, 277 days 25,114 days
22 Campbell, JohnJohn Campbell August 6, 1845 May 2, 1914 68 years, 269 days 25,105 days
23 Elliot, GilbertGilbert Elliot July 9, 1845 March 1, 1914 68 years, 235 days 25,071 days
24 Leger, JulesJules Leger April 4, 1913 November 22, 1980 67 years, 232 days 24,704 days
25 Stanley, FrederickFrederick Stanley January 15, 1841 June 14, 1908 67 years, 151 days 24,621 days
26 Grey, AlbertAlbert Grey November 28, 1851 August 29, 1917 65 years, 274 days 24,015 days
27 Buchan, JohnJohn Buchan August 26, 1875 February 11, 1940 64 years, 169 days 23,544 days
28 Jean, MichaëlleMichaëlle Jean September 6, 1957 Living 60 years, 15 days 21,930 days
Governors-General of Canada 28
Living 4
Deceased 24