Walter Coutts

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Sir Walter Coutts

Sir Walter Fleming Coutts GCMG MBE (30 November 1912 – 4 November 1988)[1] was a British colonial administrator and was Uganda's last Governor before independence, from 1961–1962. He was Governor-General of Uganda 1962–1963. [2]

He was educated at Glasgow Academy, the University of St Andrews and St John's College, Cambridge.[3]

Government offices
Preceded by
Ronald Herbert Garvey
Administrator of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1948 – 1955
Succeeded by
Alexander Falconer Giles
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Crawford
Governor of Uganda
Post abolished
New creation Governor-General of Uganda
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Mutesa
as President of Uganda

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Profile of Sir Walter Coutts
  2. ^ "Uganda, Republic of", in Heads of States and Governments Since 1945, Harris M. Lentz, ed. London: Routledge, 2014.
  3. ^ ‘COUTTS, Sir Walter (Fleming)’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016