List of colonial governors and administrators of British Cyprus

Governor of British Cyprus
Coat of Arms of the Governor of Cyprus
Style His Excellency
Residence Government House
Appointer King/Queen of the United Kingdom
Precursor High Commissioner of Cyprus
Formation 10 March 1925
First holder Sir Malcolm Stevenson
Final holder Sir Hugh Mackintosh Foot
Abolished 16 August 1960
Succession President of Cyprus

The following is a list of colonial governors and administrators of British Cyprus.

Hitherto a territory of the Ottoman Empire, a British protectorate under Ottoman suzerainty was established over Cyprus by the Cyprus Convention of 4 June 1878. The United Kingdom declared war on the Ottoman Empire on 5 November 1914 and annexed Cyprus. Turkey recognised British possession of Cyprus by the Treaty of Lausanne on 24 July 1923 and the island became a Crown Colony on 10 March 1925. Following the London and Zurich Agreements of 19 February 1959 Cyprus became an independent republic on 16 August 1960, and joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 1961.

List of High Commissioners (1878–1925)

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait From To
Lord John Hay
(1827–1916)
(acting)
12 July 187822 July 1878
Sir Garnet Joseph Wolseley
(1833–1913)
22 July 187823 June 1879
Sir Robert Biddulph
(1835–1918)
23 June 18799 March 1886
Sir Henry Ernest Gascoyne Bulwer
(1836–1914)
9 March 18865 April 1892
Sir Walter Joseph Sendall
(1832–1904)
5 April 189223 April 1898
Sir William Frederick Haynes Smith
(1839–1928)
23 April 189817 October 1904
Sir Charles Anthony King-Harman
(1851–1939)
17 October 190412 October 1911
Hamilton Goold-Adams
(1858–1920)
12 October 19118 January 1915
Sir John Eugene Clauson
(1866–1918)
8 January 191531 December 1918
(died in office)
Sir Malcolm Stevenson
(1878–1927)
31 December 1918
(acting to 31 July 1920)
10 March 1925

List of Governors (1925–1960)

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait From To
Sir Malcolm Stevenson
(1878–1927)
10 March 192530 November 1926
Sir Ronald Storrs
(1881–1955)
30 November 192629 October 1932
Sir Reginald Edward Stubbs
(1876–1947)
29 October 19328 November 1933
Sir Herbert Richmond Palmer
(1877–1958)
8 November 19334 July 1939
William Denis Battershill
(1896–1959)
4 July 19393 October 1941
Charles Campbell Woolley
(1893–1981)
3 October 194124 October 1946
Reginald Fletcher, 1st Baron Winster
(1885–1961)
24 October 19464 August 1949
Sir Andrew Barkworth Wright
(1895–1971)
4 August 19491954
Sir Robert Perceval Armitage
(1906–1990)
195425 September 1955
Sir John Alan Francis Harding
(1896–1989)
25 September 195522 October 1957
Sir Hugh Mackintosh Foot
(1907–1990)
3 December 195716 August 1960

Deputy Governors

See also

References

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