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List of Governors of the Straits Settlements

 

List of Governors of the Straits Settlements

The Governor of the Straits Settlements was appointed by the British East India Company until 1867, when the Straits Settlements became a crown colony. Thereafter the Governor was appointed by the Colonial Office. The position existed from 1826 to 1946. Between 1942 and 1945 the office was not filled, as the Straits Settlements was then under Japanese occupation. From the late 19th century onwards, the Governor of the Straits Settlements was usually also British High Commissioner in Malaya.

List of British Governors (1826-1946)

Picture Name From Until
80px Robert Fullerton November 27, 1826 November 12, 1830
80px Robert Ibbetson November 12, 1830 December 7, 1833
Kenneth Murchison December 7, 1833 November 18, 1836
Sir Samuel George Bonham November 18, 1836 January 1843
Ruled directly from the British East India Company
From January to August 1843.
80px Colonel Major-General William John Butterworth August 1843 March 21, 1855
Edmund Augustus Blundell March 21, 1855 August 6, 1859
Major General Sir William Orfeur Cavenagh August 6, 1859 March 16, 1867
Major General Sir Harry St. George Ord March 16, 1867 November 4, 1873
80px Sir Andrew Clarke November 4, 1873 May 8, 1875
Sir William Jervois May 8, 1875 April 3, 1877
80px Major General Edward Archibald Harbord Anson
Acting Governor of the Straits Settlements
April 3, 1877 August 1877
Sir William Cleaver Francis Robinson August 1877 February 10, 1879
80px Major General Edward Archibald Harbord Anson
Acting Governor of the Straits Settlements
February 10, 1879 May 16, 1880
Sir Frederick Weld May 16, 1880 October 17, 1887
Sir Cecil Clementi Smith October 17, 1887 August 30, 1893
80px William Edward Maxwell
Acting Governor of the Straits Settlements
August 30, 1893 February 1, 1894
Sir Charles Mitchell February 1, 1894 December 7, 1899
James Alexander Swettenham
Acting Governor of the Straits Settlements
December 7, 1899 November 5, 1901
Sir Frank Swettenham November 5, 1901 April 16, 1904
80px Sir John Anderson April 16, 1904 September 2, 1911
Sir Arthur Young September 2, 1911 February 17, 1920
Sir Laurence Guillemard February 17, 1920 June 3, 1927
Sir Hugh Clifford June 3, 1927 February 5, 1930
Sir Cecil Clementi February 5, 1930 November 9, 1934
Sir Shenton Thomas November 9, 1934 February 15, 1942
Japanese Occupation of the Straits Settlements
From February 15, 1942 to September 12, 1945.
British Military Administration of the Straits Settlements
From September 12, 1945 to April 1, 1946.
Lord Louis Mountbatten
British High Command
September 12, 1945 April 1, 1946
Continuation of the Governor of the Straits Settlements
Sir Shenton Thomas September 12, 1945 April 1, 1946

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