British Governors General Of Canada: 1867-

I have truncated this list with the advent of native-born Canadians filling the post.[1] The Right Honourable Vincent Massey was the first Canadian, acceding in 1952.

Name & Title


Charles Monck, 4 Viscount Monck, 1 Baron Monck 1861-1869
Sir John Young, 1 Baronet of Bailieborough (later Baron Lisgar) 1869-1872
Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, I Earl of Dufferin 1872-1878
John Campbell, Earl of Campbell, Marquess of Lorne 1878-1883
Henry Petty-FitzMaurice, V Marquess of Lansdowne 1883-1888
Frederick Stanley, 1 Baron Stanley of Preston 1888-1893
John Hamilton-Gordon, VII Earl of Aberdeen 1893-1898
Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, IV Earl of Minto 1898-1904
Albert Grey, IV Earl Grey 1904-1911
Prince Arthur, 1 Duke of Connaught and Strathearn 1911-1916
Victor Cavendish, 9 Duke of Devonshire 1916-1921
Julian Byng, 1 Baron Byng of Vimy 1921-1926
Freeman Freeman-Thomas, I Marquess of Willingdon 1926-1931
Vere Ponsonby, IX Earl of Bessborough 1931-1935
John Buchan, 1 Baron Tweedsmuir 1935-1940
Alexander Cambridge, I Earl of Athlone 1940-1946
Harold Alexander, 1 Viscount Alexander of Tunis, 1 Baron Rideau 1946-1952


1             Rideau House, Ottawa, 1993; and List of Governors General of Canada,

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