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Lieutenant Governor Gallery


Here in our Lieutenant Governors gallery, you can explore the history of Island Lieutenant Governors-past. Thirty-nine people have served as Lieutenant Governor; for each we have a picture available. A brief biography is also available for most Lieutenant Governors.


The purpose behind this gallery is twofold: (1) To compile and preserve the limited information available on Island Governors, Lieutenant Governors and Administrators who collectively - past and present - play a very large role in Prince Edward Island's history as Britain's representatives. In addition, it is our hope that this gallery serves as (2) an informative and educational tool for all persons interested in the history of the individuals who earned the title of Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Administrator for the Island.


Elections PEI has tried to be as accurate as humanly possible in presenting this information; however, if you should find an error or omission, please contact our office so we may continue with our mission of providing accurate information on the history of Prince Edward Island's Governors, Lieutenant Governors and Administrators.

For the purpose of this report the term Governor appears for all Governors from the time of the creation of the Colony in 1763 until Prince Edward Island entered Confederation on July 1, 1873. Following July 1, 1873 all are identified as Lieutenant Governor.

All pictures are courtesy of the PEI Public Archives and Records Office and the Lieutenant Governor's Office. Reference numbers for the archival photographs are included in the individual Lieutenant Governor's pages.

In addition to the individual web pages linked to below, we have prepared the Guide to Governors, Lieutenant Governors and Administrators [2067KB PDF file], a 59-page document that contains the same information you will find below.

Timeline

Click on the timeline below to see a graphic representation of Island Lieutenant Governors through the last 232 years. Note: you must have a JavaScript enabled browser to use this feature.

Administrators

The Administrators page explains the role of Administrators who have occasionally performed the routine business of the Lieutenant Governor's Office in the absence of a Lieutenant Governor.

Dates of Office

The Dates of Office page features a handy reference chart listing each Lieutenant Governor's lifespan and dates of office.

Lieutenant Governors Gallery

Click on any of the photos below for more information on that Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island.



Honourable Walter Patterson
1769-1786


Honourable General Edmund Fanning
1786-1804


Honourable J.F.W. DesBarres
1804-1812


Honourable Charles Douglas Smith
1812-1824


Honourable Colonel John Ready
1824-1830


Honourable Colonel Aretas W. Young
1831-1835


Honourable Sir John Harvey
1836-1837


Honourable Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy
1837-1841


Honourable Sir Henry Vere Huntley
1841-1847


Honourable Sir Donald Campbell
1847-1850


Honourable Sir Alexander Bannerman
1851-1854


Honourable Sir Dominick Daly
1854-1859


Honourable George Dundas
1859-1868


Honourable Sir William Cleaver Francis Robinson
1870-1873


Honourable Sir Robert Hodgson, LL.B.
1874-1879


Honourable Thomas Heath Haviland
1879-1884


Honourable Andrew Archibald MacDonald
1884-1889


Honourable Jedediah Slason Carvell
1889-1894


Honourable George William Howlan
1894-1899


Honourable Dr. Peter Adolphus McIntyre, M.D., C.M.
1899-1904


Honourable Donald Alexander MacKinnon, LL.B., K.C.
1904-1910


Honourable Benjamin Rogers
1910-1915


Honourable Augustine Colin Macdonald
1915-1919


Honourable Murdock MacKinnon
1919-1924


Honourable Frank Richard Heartz
1924-1930


Honourable Charles Dalton
1930-1933


Honourable George DesBrisay DeBlois
1933-1939


Honourable Bradford W. LePage
1939-1945


Honourable Joseph Alphonse Bernard
1945-1950


Honourable T. William L. Prowse
1950-1958


Honourable Frederick Walter Hyndman
1958-1963


Honourable Willibald Joseph MacDonald
1963-1969


Honourable John George B. MacKay
1969-1974


Honourable Gordon Lockhart Bennett
1974-1980


Honourable Dr. Joseph Aubin Doiron, D.D.S.
1980-1985


Honourable Lloyd George MacPhail
1985-1990


Honourable Marion Loretta Reid
1990-1995


Honourable Gilbert Ralph Clements
1995-2001


Honourable J. Léonce Bernard
2001-2006


Honourable Barbara A. Hagerman
2006-2011


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