List of lieutenant governors of Nova Scotia

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The following is a list of the Governors and Lieutenant Governors of Nova Scotia. Though the present day office of the lieutenant governor in Nova Scotia came into being only upon the province's entry into Canadian Confederation in 1867, the post is a continuation from the first governorship of Nova Scotia in 1710. For much of the time, the full title of the post was Governor of Nova Scotia and Placentia (Placentia being in Newfoundland).

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Governors of Nova Scotia, 1710–1786

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Governors under Anne (1710–1714):
1. SamuelVetch.jpg Samuel Vetch 17101712
2. Francis nicholson Dahl.jpg Francis Nicholson 1712
Governors under George I (1714–1727):
2. Francis nicholson Dahl.jpg Francis Nicholson (continued)1715
3. SamuelVetch.jpg Samuel Vetch (second appointment)1715
Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Thomas Caulfeild (acting governor)17151717
3. SamuelVetch.jpg Samuel Vetch (cont.)1717
4. Lieut-General Richard Philipps.jpg Richard Philipps 1717
Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg John Doucett (acting governor)17171725
Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Lawrence Armstrong (acting governor)1725
Governors under George II (1727–1760):
Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Lawrence Armstrong (continued)1739
Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Alexander Cosby (acting governor)17391740
WLA lacma Smibert Scotland portrait of Paul Mascarene.jpg Paul Mascarene (acting governor)17401749
4. Lieut-General Richard Philipps.jpg Richard Philipps (continued)1749
5. EdwardCornwallisArtGalleryofNovaScotia1756.jpg Edward Cornwallis 17491752
6. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Peregrine Hopson 1752
GovernorOfNovaScotiaCharlesLawrence.jpg Charles Lawrence (acting governor)17531755
6. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Peregrine Hopson (continued)1755
7. GovernorOfNovaScotiaCharlesLawrence.jpg Charles Lawrence (ordinary governor)17561760
8. JonathanBelcherByCopley.jpg Lt. Gov. Jonathan Belcher (For Gov. Henry Ellis) [1] 1760
Governors under George III (1760–1786):
8. JonathanBelcherByCopley.jpg Lt. Gov. Jonathan Belcher (continued) (For Gov. Henry Ellis) [1] 1763
9. MontagueWilmot.jpg Montague Wilmot 17631766
10. WilliamCampbellByGainsborough.jpg Lord William Campbell 1766
Benjamin Green 1756 by Joseph Blackburn.jpg Benjamin Green (acting governor)1766
MichaelFrancklinByJohnSingletonCopely.JPG Michael Francklin (acting governor)1766
10. WilliamCampbellByGainsborough.jpg Lord William Campbell (continued)
MichaelFrancklinByJohnSingletonCopely.JPG Michael Francklin (acting governor, second time)17671768
10. WilliamCampbellByGainsborough.jpg Lord William Campbell (continued)
Benjamin Green 1756 by Joseph Blackburn.jpg Benjamin Green (acting governor, second time)17711772
MichaelFrancklinByJohnSingletonCopely.JPG Michael Francklin (acting governor, third time)1772
10. WilliamCampbellByGainsborough.jpg Lord William Campbell (continued)1773
11. FrancisLeggeGovOfNovaScotia.png Francis Legge 17731776
12. Adm marriot.jpg Mariot Arbuthnot 17761778
13. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Sir Richard Hughes Bt 17781781
14. Snapehammond.jpg Sir Andrew Snape Hamond 17811782
15. John Parr 1780.png John Parr 17821783
16. Edmund Fanning colonial administrator.jpg Edmund Fanning 17831786

Lieutenant Governors of Cape Breton Island, 1784–1820

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Governors under George III (1784–1820):
1. WalletDesBarres2.jpg Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres 17841787
2. WilliamMacarmick.jpg William Macarmick 17871815
3. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg David Mathews (acting)17951798
4. James Ogilvie.png James Ogilvie [2] (acting)17981799
5. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg John Murray (acting)17991801
6. George Robert Ainslie.png George Robert Ainslie 18151820

Lieutenant Governors of Nova Scotia, 1786–1867

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Governors under George III (1786–1820):
15. John Parr 1780.png John Parr 17861791
17. RichardBulkeleyHalifaxNovaScotia.JPG Richard Bulkeley 17911792
18. Governor John Wentworth.jpg Sir John Wentworth 17921808
19. Georgeprevost.JPG Sir George Prévost Bt1808
Sir Alexander Croke.png Alexander Croke (acting governor)1811
19. Georgeprevost.JPG Sir George Prévost Bt (continued)1811
20. SirJohnSherbrookeByRobertField.jpg Sir John Coape Sherbrooke 18111816
21. George Stracey Smyth, All Saints, Chelsworth, Suffolk.png George Stracey Smyth 1816
22. GG-George Ramsay.jpg The Earl of Dalhousie GCB 1816
Governors under George IV (1820–1830):
22. GG-George Ramsay.jpg The Earl of Dalhousie GCB (continued)1820
23. Sir James Kempt by William Salter cropped.jpg Sir James Kempt GCB1820
Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Thomas Nickleson Jeffery (acting governor)1828
23. Sir James Kempt by William Salter cropped.jpg Sir James Kempt GCB (continued)1828
24. Peregrine Maitland Portrait.jpg Sir Peregrine Maitland KCB 1828
Governors under William IV (1830–1837):
24. Peregrine Maitland Portrait.jpg Sir Peregrine Maitland KCB (continued)
Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Thomas Nickleson Jeffery (acting governor, second time)1834
24. Peregrine Maitland Portrait.jpg Sir Peregrine Maitland KCB (continued)1834
25. Sir Colin Campbell by William Salter.jpg Sir Colin Campbell KCB1834
Governors under Queen Victoria (1837–1867):
25. Sir Colin Campbell by William Salter.jpg Sir Colin Campbell KCB (continued)1840
26. Lucius Cary, 10th Viscount Falkland.png The Viscount Falkland PC GCH 1840
Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Sir Jeremiah Dickson (acting governor)1846
26. Lucius Cary, 10th Viscount Falkland.png The Viscount Falkland PC GCH (continued)1846
27. John Harvey.jpg Sir John Harvey KCH 1846
Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg John Bazalgette (acting governor)1851
27. John Harvey.jpg Sir John Harvey KCH (continued)1852
28. SirGaspardLeMarchant,LtGovOfNovaScotia.jpg Sir John Gaspard Le Marchant GCMG KCB18521858
29. GeorgePhipps2ndMarquessOfNormanby.jpg The Earl of Mulgrave 18581863
30. Charles Hastings Doyle.jpg Charles Hastings Doyle 18631864
31. Richard Graves MacDonnell.jpg Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell CB 18641865
30. Charles Hastings Doyle.jpg Charles Hastings Doyle (second time)1865
32. William Fenwick Williams.jpg Sir William Fenwick Williams Bt18651867

Lieutenant Governors of Nova Scotia, 1867–present

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Governors under Queen Victoria (1867–1901):
32. William Fenwick Williams.jpg Sir William Fenwick Williams Bt (continued)18671867
30. Charles Hastings Doyle.jpg Charles Hastings Doyle (third time)18671873
33. Joseph Howe 1.jpg Joseph Howe PC 1873
34. Adams George Archibald.jpg Sir Adams George Archibald PC KCMG18731883
35. Matthew Henry Richey.png Matthew Henry Richey 18831888
36. Archibald Woodbury McLelan.jpg Archibald McLelan PC18881890
Admin. Hon James McDonald.jpg Sir James McDonald 1890
37. Malachy Bowes Daly.jpg Malachy Bowes Daly 18901900
38. Alfred Gilpin Jones.jpg Alfred Gilpin Jones PC1900
Governors under Edward VII (1901–1910):
38. Alfred Gilpin Jones.jpg Alfred Gilpin Jones PC (continued)1906
Admin. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Robert Linton Weatherbe 1906
39. Duncan Cameron Fraser.jpg Duncan Cameron Fraser 1906
Governors under George V (1910–1936):
39. Duncan Cameron Fraser.jpg Duncan Cameron Fraser (continued)1910
Admin. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Sir Charles James Townshend 1910
40. JamesDrummondMcGregor.png James Drummond McGregor 19101915
41. David MacKeen.jpg David MacKeen 19151916
Admin. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Wallace Nesbit Graham 1916
42. MacCallum Grant.jpg MacCallum Grant 19161925
43. Lieutenant Governors of Canada in 1925.jpg James Robson Douglas 1925
44. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg James Cranswick Tory 19251930
45. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Frank Stanfield 19301931
Admin. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Sir Joseph Andrew Chisholm 1931
46. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Walter Harold Covert 1931
Governors under Edward VIII (1936):
46. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Walter Harold Covert (continued)
Governors under George VI (1936–1952):
46. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Walter Harold Covert (continued)1937
47. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Robert Irwin 19371940
48. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Frederick Francis Mathers 19401942
49. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Henry Ernest Kendall 19421947
50. John A.D. McCurdy.jpg John Alexander Douglas McCurdy 1947
Governors under Elizabeth II (1952– present):
50. John A.D. McCurdy.jpg John Alexander Douglas McCurdy (continued)1952
51. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Alistair Fraser 19521958
52. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Edward Chester Plow CBE DSO CD 19581963
53. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Henry Poole MacKeen OC 19631968
54. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Victor de Bedia Oland OC CD ED 19681973
55. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Clarence Gosse OC19731978
56. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg John Elvin Shaffner 19781984
57 Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Alan Abraham CM ONS CD19841989
58. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Lloyd Crouse PC ONS19891994
59. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg James Kinley ONS CD FCAE FEIC19942000
60. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Myra Freeman CM ONS20002006
61. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Mayann Francis ONS20062012
62. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg John James Grant CMM ONS CD20122017
63. Badge of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg Arthur Joseph LeBlanc QC2017Incumbent

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    1. 1 2 Ellis was the official governor but never came to Nova Scotia, so Belcher functioned as the governor.
    2. Canadian Biography