List of colonial governors of Nyasaland

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List of Colonial Heads of Malawi (Nyasaland)

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Nyasaland Districts Protectorate
Harry Hamilton Johnston, Commissioner1 February 1891 to 1893
British Central Africa Protectorate
Harry Hamilton Johnston, Commissioner1893 to 16 April 1896
Alfred Sharpe, Commissioner16 April 1896 to 1 April 1907from 1 January 1902 he was Commissioner, Commander-in-Chief and Consul-General [1]
Francis Barrow Pearce, Commissioner1 April 1907 to September 1907
William Henry Manning, GovernorOctober 1907 to 1 May 19081st Term
Alfred Sharpe, Governor1 May 1908 to 1 April 1910
Francis Barrow Pearce, Governor1 April 1910 to 4 July 1910
Henry Richard Wallis, Governor4 July 1910 to 6 February 1911
William Henry Manning, Governor6 February 1911 to 23 September 19132nd Term
George Smith, Governor23 September 1913 to 12 April 1923Knighted during tenure
Richard Sims Donkin Rankine, Governor12 April 1923 to 27 March 1924
Charles Calvert Bowring, Governor27 March 1924 to 30 May 1929
Wilfred Bennett Davidson-Houston, Governor30 May 1929 to 7 November 1929
Shenton Thomas, Governor7 November 1929 to 22 November 1932Knighted during tenure
Hubert Winthrop Young, Governor22 November 1932 to 9 April 1934
Kenneth Lambert Hall, Governor9 April 1934 to 21 September 1934
Harold Baxter Kittermaster, Governor21 September 1934 to 20 March 1939
Donald Mackenzie-Kennedy, Governor20 March 1939 to 8 August 1942
Edmund Charles Smith Richards, Governor8 August 1942 to 27 March 1947
Geoffrey Francis Taylor Colby, Governor30 March 1947 to 10 April 1956Knighted during tenure
1 August 1953 to 31 December 1963Incorporated into the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Robert Perceval Armitage, Governor10 April 1956 to 10 April 1961
Glyn Smallwood Jones, Governor10 April 1961 to 6 July 1964
6 July 1964 Independence as Malawi

For continuation after independence, see: List of heads of state of Malawi

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  1. "No. 27396". The London Gazette . 10 January 1902. p. 219.

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