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Colonial Administrators of Gold Coast  - Origin of the name "Ghana"



British Administrators & Governors Of The Gold Coast

#

Name

Title

Rank

Date

1.

Captian George Maclean

--

Merchant/Governor

1830 - 1843

2.

Major Stephen J. Hill

--

Governor

1851 - 1854

3.

Sir Garnet Wolsley

K.C.M.G

Governor

1873 - 1874

4.

Stanford Ferlin

C.M.G

Governor

1876 - 1878

5.

Sir Branford Griffith

K.C.M.G

Governor

1886 - 1895

6.

Sir W.E. Maxwell

K.C.M.G

Governor

1895 - 1897

7.

Sir F.M. Hodson

K.C.M.G

Governor

1898 -1901

8.

Major Sir M. Nathan

K.C.M.G. R.E

Governor

1902 - 1904

9.

Sir John P. Rodger

K.C.M.G

Governor

1905 - 1906

10.

Major H. Bryan

C.M.G

Act. Governor

4/1906 - 9/1906

11.

Sir John P. Rodger

K.C.M.G

Governor

9/1906 - 0/1907

12.

Major H. Bryan

K.C.M.G

Act. Governor

3/1909 - 8/1909

13.

Sir John P. Rodger

K.C.M.G

Governor

1909 - 1910

14.

Major H. Bryan

C.M.G

Act. Governor

9/1910 - 1/1910

15.

J.J. Thorburn

C.M.G

Governor

11/1910 - /1911

16.

Major H. Bryan

C.M.G

Act. Governor

2/1911 - 6/1911

17.

J.J. Thorburn

C.M.G.

Governor

6/1911 - 6/1912

18.

major H. Bryan

C.M.G.

Act. Governor

6/1912 - 2/1912

19.

Sir Hugh-Clifford

K.C.M.G

Governor

1912 - 1914

20.

W.C.F. Robertson

K.C.M.G

Act. Governor

5/1914 - 8/1914

21.

Sir Hugh-Clifford

K.C.M.G

Governor

1914 - 1915

22.

Sir Alexander-Ransford Slater

 

Act. Governor

5/1915 - 1/1915

23.

Sir Hugh-Clifford

K.C.M.G

Governor

1915 - 1916

24.

Sir Alexander-Ransfor Slater

 

Act. Governor

1916 - 1917

25.

Sir Hugh-Clifford

K.C.M.G

Governor

1917 - 1919

26.

Sir A.R. Slater

C.M.G,CBE

Act. Governor

4/1919 - 0/1919

27.

Brig. Gen. Sir. F. Gordon Guggisburg

C.M.G.,DSO

Governor

1919 - 1920

28.

Sir A.R. Slater

C.M.G, CBE

Governor

6/1920 - 0/1920

29.

Brig. Gen. Sir. F. Gordon Guggisburg

C.M.G.,DSO

Governor

1920 - 1921

30.

R.W.H. Wilkinson

 

Act. Governor

7/1921 - 2/1921

31.

Brig. Gen. Sir. F. Gordon Guggisburg

K.C.M.G.,DSO, R.E.

Governor

1921 - 1923

32.

Dr. J.G. Maxwell

C.M.G.M.A.M.D,B.L

Act. Governor

4/1923 - 8/1923

33.

Arthur J. Philbrick

C.B.E.

Act. Governor

8/1923 -10/1923

34.

Brig. Gen. Sir. F. Gordon Guggisburg

K.C.M.G.,DSO, R.E.

Governor

1923 - 1924

35.

Dr. J.G. Maxwell

C.M.G.,M.AM.D,B.L

Governor

3/1924 - 9/1924

36.

Brig. Gen. Sir. F. Gordon Guggisburg

K.C.M.G.,DSO, R.E.

Governor

9/1924 - 7/1925

37.

John Maxwell

C.M.G

Act. Governor

7/1925 - 9/1925

38.

Sir J.C. Maxwell

K.B.E.,C.M.G.MA,M.D

Governor

9/1925 - 1/1925

39

Brig. Gen. Sir. F. Gordon Guggisburg

K.C.M.G.,DSO, R.E.

Governor

11/1925 - /1926

40.

Sir J.C. maxwell

K.BE.C.M.G.MA,MD

Act Governor

4/1926 - 9/1926

41.

Brig. Gen. Sir. F. Gordon Guggisburg

K.C.M.G.,DSO, R.E.

Governor

9/1926 - 4/1927

42

Sir J.C. Maxwell

K.B.E,C.M.GMD,BL

Act. Governor

4/1927 - 6/1927

43.

John Maxwell

C.M.G

Act. Governor

6/1927 - 7/1927

44.

Sir A.R. Slater

K.C.M.G.C.B.E

Governor

7/1927 - 4/1928

45.

Thomas S.W.Thomas

O.B.E..

Act. Governor

4/1928 - 1/1928

46.

Sir A.R. Slater

K.C.M.G.C.B.E

Governor

1928 - 1930

47.

G.C du Bouley

K.C.M.G.C.B.E

Act. Governor

4/1930 - 9/1930

48.

G.A.S. Northcote

C.M.G

Act Governor

9/1930 -11/1930

49.

Sir A.R. Slater

K.C.M.G.C.B.E

Governor

11/1930 -1/1931

50.

G.A.S Northcote

C.M.G

Act. Governor

1/1931 - 4/1931

51.

Sir A.R. Slater

K.C.M.G.C.B.E

Governor

4/1931 -12/1931

52.

G.C. du Bouley

C.B.E

Act. Governor

12/1931 -2/1931

53.

Sir A.R. Slater

K.C.M.G.C.B.E

Governor

12/1931 - /1932

54.

G.A.S. Northcote

C.M.G

Act. Governor

4/1932 - 1/1932

55,.

Sir Thomas S.W. Thomas

K.C.M.G.C.B.E

Governor

11/1932 - /1934

56.

G.A.S. Northcote

C.M.G

Act. Governor

5/1934 -10/1934

57.

Sir Anorld W. Hodson

K.C.M.G

Governor

10/1934 -6/1935

58.

G.E. London

C.M.G

Act. Governor

6/1935 -11/1935

59.

Sir Anorld W. Hodson

K.C.M.G

Governor

11/1935 -5/1938

60.

G.E. London

C.M.G

Act. Governor

5/1938 -10/1938

61.

Sir Anorld W. Hodson

K.C.M.G

Governor

1938 - 1941

62.

G.E. London

C.M.G

Act. Governor

10/1941 -1/1941

63.

Sir Alan C. Burns

K.C.M.G

Governor

11/1941 -2/1942

64.

G.E. London

C.M.G

Act. Governor

12/1942 -6/1943

65.

Sir Alan C. Burns

K.C.M.G

Governor

6/1943 - 2/1944

66.

G.E. London

C.M.G

Act. Governor

10/1943 -2/1944

67.

Sir Alan C. Burns

K.C.M.G

Governor

2/1944 - 5/1945

68.

H.L.C. Gurney

C.M.G

Act. Governor

5/1945 -10/1945

69.

Sir Alan C. Burns

K.C.M.G

Governor

10/1945 - 1947

70

Sir G.H. Creasy

K.C.M.G.O.B.E

Governor

1/1948 - 2/1949

71.

Robert C. Scott

O.B.E

Admin. Officer

2/1949 - 3/1949

72.

Thorleif Rattray Mangin

C.M.G

Admin. Officer

3/1949 - 6/1949

73.

Robert C. Scott

C.M.G

Admin. Officer

6/1949 - 8/1949

Governor Generals Of Modern Ghana

74.

Sir. Charles Noble Arden-Clarke

G.C.M.G

Gov. General

8/1949 - 5/1957

Post-Colonial Ghana - Ghana After Independence

75.

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah

M.A,M.Sc.BD.,L.L.D

Gov. General

1957 - 1960

76. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah M.A,M.Sc.BD.,L.L.D President 1960 - 1966
77. Lt. Gen. Joseph Arthur Ankrah First Army Commander Head Of State 1966 - 1969
78. Dr. Kofi Abrifa Busia Ph. D President 1969 - 1972
79. Colonel Ignatius Acheampong Ghana Armed Forces Head Of State 1972 - 1978
80. Gen. Fredrick Akuffo Ghana Armed Forces Head Of State 1978 - 1979
81. Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings Ghana Air Forces Head Of State 1979 - 1979
82. Dr. Hilla Limann Ph. D President 1979 - 1981
83. Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlins Ghana Air Forces Head Of State 1981 - 1992
84. Mr. Jerry J. Rawlings - NDC ------ President 1992 - 2000
85. Mr. John Akyekum Kuffour - NPP Lawyer President 2000 - 2008
86. Dr. John Atta Mills - NDC Ph. D President 2008 - 2012
87. John Dramani Mahama - NDC M.A. President 2012 - Present
Last updated: August 25, 2015

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