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List of Governors of the Falkland Islands

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politics and government of
the Falkland Islands

The following is a list of Governors of the Falkland Islands. Historically, several countries have had leaders on the islands with varying titles and degrees of power.

Contents

  • List of Governors 1
    • Administrator of the French Settlement of Fort St. Louis 1.1
    • Military Administrators of the British Settlement of Port Egmont 1.2
    • Military Administrators of the Spanish Settlement of Port Soledad 1.3
    • Republic of Buenos Aires Governors of Puerto Luis (Port Louis) 1.4
    • Military Administrators of the British Settlement of Fort Louis 1.5
    • Lieutenant Governor of the Falkland Islands at Anson's Harbour 1.6
    • Governor of the Falkland Islands at Port Stanley 1.7
    • Argentine Military Commander at Puerto Argentino 1.8
    • British Military Commander at Port Stanley 1.9
    • Civil Commissioner of the Falkland Islands at Port Stanley 1.10
    • Governors of the Falkland Islands at Stanley (and Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands from 1985) 1.11
  • External links 2

List of Governors

Administrator of the French Settlement of Fort St. Louis

From To Name
1764 1767 Louis Antoine de Bougainville

Military Administrators of the British Settlement of Port Egmont

From To Name
1767 1768 Captain John McBride, HMS Jason
1768 1769 Capt. Rayner
1769 1770 Capt. Anthony Hunt, HMS Tamar
1770 1770 Capt. George Farmer, HMS Favourite
1771 1772 Capt. John Burr, HMS Hound
1773 1776 Lt. Samuel Wittewrong Clayton

Military Administrators of the Spanish Settlement of Port Soledad

From To Name
1767 1773 Felipe Ruíz Puente
1773 1774 Domingo Chauria
1774 1777 Francisco Gil Lemos
1777 1779 Ramón de Carassa
1779 1781 Salvador de Medina
1781 1783 Jacinto de Altolaguirre
1783 1784 Fulgencio Montemayor
1784 1786 Augustín Figueroa
1786 1787 Pedro de Mesa y Casto
1787 1788 Ramón Clairac
1788 1789 Pedro de Mesa y Casto (second time)
1789 1790 Ramón Clairac
1790 1791 Juan José de Elizalde
1791 1792 Pedro Pablo Sanguinetto
1792 1793 Juan José de Elizalde
1793 1794 Pedro Pablo Sanguinetto
1794 1795 José Aldana Ortega
1795 1796 Pedro Pablo Sanguinetto (second time)
1796 1797 José Aldana Ortega
1797 1798 Luis de Medina Torres
1798 1799 Francisco Javier de Viana
1799 1800 Luis de Medina Torres (second time)
1800 1801 Francisco Javier de Viana
1801 1802 Ramón Fernández Villegas
1802 1803 Bernardo Bonavía
1803 1804 Antonio Leal de Ibarra
1804 1805 Bernardo Bonavía
1805 1806 Antonio Leal de Ibarra
1806 1809 Bernardo Bonavía
1809 1810 Gerardo Bordas
1810 1811 Pablo Guillén

Republic of Buenos Aires Governors of Puerto Luis (Port Louis)

From To Name
1829 1831 Luis Vernet (Appointed Military and Civil Commander of Puerto Luis)
1832 1832 Juan Esteban Mestivier

Military Administrators of the British Settlement of Fort Louis

From To Name
1833 1838 Lt. Henry Smith
1838 1839 Lt. Robert Lowcay
1839 1839 Lt. Robinson
1839 1841 Lt. John Tyssen

Lieutenant Governor of the Falkland Islands at Anson's Harbour

From To Name
1841 1843 Lt. Richard Clement Moody

Governor of the Falkland Islands at Port Stanley

The current flag of the Governor of the Falkland Islands.
From To Name
1843 1848 Lt. Richard Clement Moody
1848 1855 Lt. George Rennie
1855 1862 Capt. Thomas Edward Laws Moore
1862 1866 Capt. James George Mackenzie
1866 1870 Sir William Cleaver Francis Robinson, GCMG
1870 1876 Colonel Jeremiah Thomas Fitzgerald Callaghan
1880 1886 Thomas Kerr, CMG
1886 1887 Arthur Cecil Stuart Barkly
1887 1891 Thomas Kerr, CMG
1891 1897 Sir Roger Tuckfield Goldsworthy, KCMG
1897 1904 Sir William Grey-Wilson, KCMG
1904 1915 Sir William Lamond Allardyce, GCMG
1915 1920 Sir William Douglas Young, KBE, CMG
1920 1927 Sir John Middleton, KBE, CMG
1927 1931 Sir Arnold Weinholt Hodson, KCMG
1931 1934 Sir James O'Grady, KCMG
1935 1941 Sir Herbert Henniker-Heaton, KCMG
1941 1946 Sir Allan Wolsey Cardinall, KBE, CMG
1946 1954 Sir Geoffrey Miles Clifford, KBE, CMG, ED
1954 1957 Sir Oswald Raynor Arthur, KCMG, CVO
1957 1964 Sir Edwin Porter Arrowsmith, KCMG
1964 1970 Sir Cosmo Dugal Patrick Thomas Haskard, KCMG, MBE
1971 1975 Sir Ernest Gordon Lewis, CMG, OBE
1975 1977 Sir Neville Arthur Irwin French, CMG, MVO
1977 1980 Sir James Roland Walter Parker, CMG, OBE
1980 2 Apr 1982 Sir Rex Masterman Hunt, KCMG

Argentine Military Commander at Puerto Argentino

From To Name
2 Apr 1982 3 Apr 1982 General Oswaldo Jorge Garcia (interim)
3 Apr 1982 14 Jun 1982 Brigadier General Mario Benjamín Menéndez

British Military Commander at Port Stanley

From To Name
14 Jun 1982 25 Jun 1982 Major General Sir Jeremy Moore, KCB, OBE, MC & Bar

Civil Commissioner of the Falkland Islands at Port Stanley

From To Name
25 Jun 1982 16 Oct 1985 Sir Rex Masterman Hunt, CMG

Governors of the Falkland Islands at Stanley (and Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands from 1985)

From To Name
1985 1988 Gordon Wesley Jewkes, CMG
1988 1992 William Hugh Fullerton, CMG
1992 1996 David Everard Tatham, CMG
1996 1999 Richard Peter Ralph, CMG, CVO
1999 2002 Donald Alexander Lamont
2002 2002 Russ Jarvis (acting)
2002 2006 Howard John Stredder Pearce, CMG
2006 2006 Harriet Hall (acting)
2006 2010 Alan Huckle
2010 2014 Nigel Haywood, CVO
2014 present Colin Roberts, CVO

External links

  • Falkland Islands Government - Organisation
  • Falkland Island info
  • World Statesmen
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