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Dates of Office

Governors (1769-1873), Lieutenant Governors (1873-2002) and Administrators of St. John Island (1769-1799) and later named (1799) Prince Edward Island

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 Canada entered Confederation on July 1, 1873. Following July 1, 1873 all are identified as Lieutenant Governor.

On 1 February 1799, by Royal Assent the name for St. John Island was officially changed to Prince Edward Island by the Act for altering and changing the name of this Island, from St. John to that of Prince Edward Island which was presented to the Council on 26 November 1798.

NO. Lieutenant Governor DATES OF OFFICE LIFESPAN
1. Hon. Walter Patterson 14 July 1769 to
4 Nov 1786
b. 1742
d. 1798
(i) Phillips Callbeck
Administrator
1775 to
1780
b. 1744
d. 1790
(ii) Thomas DesBrisay
Administrator
10 Oct 1779 to
June 1780
b. 1733
d. 1819
2. Hon. Edmund Fanning 4 Nov 1786 to
10 May 1804
b. 1737
d.1818
3. Hon. J.F.W. DesBarres 10 May 1804 to
5 Aug 1812
b.1721
d.1824
4. Hon. Charles D. Smith 5 Aug 1812 to
19 Apr 1824
b. 1761
d.1855
5. Hon. John Ready 19 Apr 1824 to
Aug 1830
b. 1777
d.1845
(i) George Wright
Administrator
10 Dec 1825 to
10 Dec 1826
b. 1779
d. 1842
(ii) Sir Murray Maxwell
Administrator
June 1830 to
Aug 1830
d. 1830
6. Hon. Aretas W. Young 26 Jul 1831 to
1 Dec 1835
b.1778
d.1835
(i) George Wright
Administrator
19 May 1834
29 Sep 1834
b. 1779
d. 1842
(ii) George Wright
Administrator
2 Dec 1835 to
30 Aug 1836
b. 1779
d. 1842
7. Hon. John Harvey 30 Aug 1836 to
31 Mar 1837
b.1778
d.1852
(i) George Wright
Administrator
brief period of 1837
b. 1779
d. 1842
8. Hon. Charles A. Fitzroy 31 Mar 1837 to
2 Nov 1841
b.1796
d.1858
(i) George Wright
Administrator
2 Nov 1841 to
13 Nov 1841
b. 1779
d. 1842
9. Hon. Henry V. Huntley 13 Nov 1841 to
1 Nov 1847
b.1795
d.1864
(i) Ambrose Lane
Administrator
Sept 1847
Oct 1847
b. 1791
d. 1853
10. Hon. Donald Campbell 9 Dec 1847 to
18 Oct 1850
b.1800
d.1850
(i) Ambrose Lane
Administrator
18 Oct 1850 to
10 Mar 1851
b. 1791
d. 1853
11. Hon. Alexander Bannerman 10 Mar 1851 to
11 Jul 1854
b.1783
d.1864
12. Hon. Dominick Daly 11 Jul 1854 to
25 May 1859
b.1798
d.1868
(i) Charles Young
Administrator
25 May 1859 to
8 June 1859
unknown
13. Hon. George Dundas 8 Jun 1859 to
22 Oct 1868
b.1819
d.1880
(i) Sir Robert Hodgson, LL.B
Administrator
Jul 1865 to
Dec 1865
b.1798
d.1880
(ii) Sir Robert Hodgson, LL.B
Administrator
22 Oct 1868 to
6 Oct 1870
b.1798
d.1880
14. Hon. Sir William C.F. Robinson 6 Oct 1870 to
4 Jul 1873
b.1834
d.1897
(i) Sir Robert Hodgson, LL.B
Administrator
Aug 1873
4 Jul 1874
b.1798
d.1880
15. Hon. Sir Robert Hodgson 4 Jul 1874 to
14 Jul 1879
b.1798
d.1880
16. Hon. Thomas H. Haviland 14 Jul 1879 to
1 Aug 1884
b.1822
d.1895
17. Hon. Andrew A. MacDonald 1 Aug 1884 to
2 Sep 1889
b.1829
d.1912
18. Hon. Jedediah S. Carvell 2 Sep 1889 to
14 Feb 1894
b.1832
d.1894
19. Hon. George W. Howlan 21 Feb 1894 to
23 May 1899
b.1835
d.1901
20. Hon. Dr. Peter A. McIntyre 23 May 1899 to
3 Oct 1904
b.1840
d.1910
21. Hon. Donald A. MacKinnon 3 Oct 1904 to
1 Jun 1910
b.1863
d.1928
22. Hon. Benjamin Rogers 1 Jun 1910 to
2 Jun 1915
b.1837
d.1923
23. Hon. Augustine C. MacDonald 2 Jun 1915 to
16 Jul 1919
b.1837
d.1919
24. Hon. Murdock MacKinnon 8 Sep 1919 to
8 Sep 1924
b.1865
d.1944
25. Hon. Frank R. Heartz 8 Sep 1924 to
29 Nov 1930
b.1871
d.1955
26. Hon. Charles Dalton 29 Nov 1930 to
28 Dec 1933
b.1850
d.1933
27. Hon. George DesBrisay DeBlois 28 Dec 1933 to
1 Oct 1939
b.1887
d.1964
28. Hon. Bradford LePage 1 Oct 1939 to
30 May 1945
b.1876
d.1964
29. Hon. Joseph A. Bernard 30 May 1945 to
4 Oct 1950
b.1881
d.1962
30. Hon. Thomas W.L. Prowse 4 Oct 1950 to
31 Mar 1958
b.1888
d.1973
31. Hon. Frederick W. Hyndman 31 Mar 1958 to
1 Aug 1963
b.1904
d. 1995
32. Hon. Willibald J. MacDonald 1 Aug 1963 to
6 Oct 1969
b.1897
d. 1977
33. Hon. John G.B. MacKay 6 Oct 1969 to
24 Oct 1974
b 1893
d. 1974
34. Hon. Gordon L. Bennett 24 Oct 1974 to
14 Jan 1980
b.1912
d. 2000
35. Hon. Dr. Joseph A. Doiron 14 Jan 1980 to
1 Aug 1985
b.1922
d.1995
36. Hon. Robert L.G. MacPhail 1 Aug 1985 to
16 Aug 1990
b.1920
d.1995
37. Hon. Marion L. Reid 16 Aug 1990 to
30 Aug 1995
b.1929
38. Hon. Gilbert R. Clements 30 Aug 1995 to
28 May 2001
b.1928
39. Hon. J. Léonce Bernard 28 May 2001 to
30 July 2006
b.1943
40. Hon. Barbara A. Hagerman 31 July 2006 to
15 August 2011
41. Hon. H. Frank Lewis 15 August 2011 to
present

Sources: Journals of the Legislative Assembly, Canadian Parliamentary Companion, Canadian Parliamentary Guide
Prepared by: Elections PEI, updated 15 August 2011 by Communications PEI


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