Governor of Labuan

Governor of Labuan
Style His Excellency
Residence Victoria
Inaugural holder James Brooke
Formation 1848–1946
Final holder Shenton Thomas
Abolished 1946

The Governor of Labuan was the appointed head of the government of Labuan.

From 1848 to 1890, the governors were appointed by the British authorities in London. When the administration was taken over by the North Borneo Chartered Company in 1890, the company became responsible for the appointment of the governors until the Straits Settlements administration took over in 1906.

List of Governors appointed by the Crown

Name From To
James Brooke 1848 1852
Spenser St John (acting?) 1852 1856
George Warren Edwards 1856 1861
Thomas Fitzgerald Callaghan 1861 1866
Hugh Low (acting?) 1866 1867
John Pope Hennessy 1867 1871
Henry Bulwer 1871 1875
Herbert Taylor Ussher 1875 1879
Charles Cameron Lees 1879 1881
Peter Leys (acting) 1881 1888
Arthur Shirley Hamilton 1888 1890

List of Governors appointed by the North Borneo Company

Name From To
Charles Creagh 1890 1895
Leicester Beaufort 1895 1899
Hugh Clifford 1900 1901
Ernest Birch 1901 1903
Edward Peregrine Gueritz 1904 1906

List of Governors appointed by the Straits Settlements

Name From To
John Anderson 1906 1911
Arthur Young 1911 1920
Laurence Guillemard 1920 1927
Hugh Clifford 1927 1930
Cecil Clementi 1930 1934
Shenton Thomas 1934 1941
Administration interrupted by the Japanese occupation
Shenton Thomas
(resumed administration)
1945 1946

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