List of colonial governors of British Somaliland

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British Somaliland (green).
Flag of the governor of British Somaliland from 1903 to 1950
Flag of the governor of British Somaliland from 1950 to 1952
Flag of the governor of British Somaliland from 1952 to 1960

This is a list of colonial governors of British Somaliland from 1884 to 1960. They administered the territory on behalf of the United Kingdom.

List[edit]

Complete list of colonial governors of British Somaliland:[1]

Tenure[2] Portrait Incumbent Notes
British Suzerainty
1884 to 20 July 1887 Frederick Mercer Hunter, Political Agent
British Somaliland Protectorate
20 July 1887 to 1888 Frederick Mercer Hunter, Resident
1888 to 1893 Edward Vincent Stace, Resident
1893 to 1896 Charles William Henry Sealy, Resident
1896 to 1897 William Butler Ferris, Resident
1897 to 1898 James Hayes Sadler, Resident
1898 to 1901 James Hayes Sadler, Consul-General
1901 to 1902 Harry Edward Spiller Cordeaux, acting Consul-General 1st time
1902 to 1905 Eric John Eagles Swayne, Consul-General
1905 to 8 May 1906 Vacant
8 May 1906 to 1909 Harry Edward Spiller Cordeaux, Commissioner 2nd time
1909 to January 1910 Vacant
January 1910 to 1911 The National Archives UK - CO 1069-111-7.jpg Sir William Henry Manning, Commissioner
July 1911 to 1914 Horace Archer Byatt, Commissioner
May 1914 to October 1919 Geoffrey Francis Archer, Commissioner
October 1919 to 17 August 1922 Geoffrey Francis Archer, Governor From 5 June 1920, Sir Geoffrey Francis Archer
17 August 1922 to 29 November 1925 Gerald Henry Summers, Governor
29 November 1925 to 26 January 1926 Vacant
26 January 1926 to 18 June 1932 Sir Harold Baxter Kittermaster, Governor
18 June 1932 to 2 March 1939 Sir Arthur Salisbury Lawrance, Governor
2 March 1939 to 18 August 1940 Vincent Goncalves Glenday, Governor
British Somaliland under Italian occupation
19 August 1940 to October 1940 GeneraleGuglielmo Nasi.jpg Guglielmo Nasi, Military Governor
October 1940 to 16 March 1941 Carlo De Simone, Military Governor
British Somaliland Protectorate
29 March 1941 to 3 March 1943 Arthur Reginald Chater, Military Governor
3 March 1943 to 3 March 1948 Gerald Thomas Fisher, Military Governor
3 March 1948 to 15 November 1948 Gerald Thomas Fisher, Governor
1948 to February 1954 Gerald Reece, Governor From 1950, Sir Gerald Reece
February 1954 to 1959 Theodore Pike, Governor From 2 January 1956, Sir Theodore Pike
11 July 1959 1 July 1960 Douglas Hall, Governor
1 July 1960 Unification of State of Somaliland and the Trust Territory of Somalia, establishing the Somali Republic (Somalia).

For continuation after independence, see: List of presidents of Somaliland

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Worldstatesmen.org
  2. ^ Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office

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