Vere Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough

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The Earl of Bessborough
14th Governor General of Canada
In office
4 April 1931 2 November 1935

Honorific eponyms

Bessborough Armoury, Vancouver Bessborough Armoury under construction Vancouver 1933.jpg
Bessborough Armoury, Vancouver


Coat of arms of Vere Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough
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Arms of Ponsonby.svg
Out of a ducal coronet Azure three arrows one in pale and two in saltire points downward entwined by a snake Proper.
Gules a chevron between three combs Argent.
On either side a lion reguardant Proper.
Pro Rege Lege Grege [19]


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Government offices
Preceded by Governor General of Canada
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Cheltenham
Jan 1910Dec 1910
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Dover
Succeeded by
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by Earl of Bessborough
1st creation
Succeeded by
Viscount Duncannon
Baron Bessborough
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by Baron Ponsonby of Sysonby
Succeeded by
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Baron Duncannon
Succeeded by
New creation Earl of Bessborough
2nd creation