Vere Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough

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The Earl of Bessborough
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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
Awards
Buildings
Schools

Arms

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

Ancestry

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Government offices
Preceded by Governor General of Canada
1931–1935
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
19131920
Succeeded by
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by Earl of Bessborough
1st creation
1920–1956
Succeeded by
Viscount Duncannon
1920–1956
Baron Bessborough
1920–1956
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by Baron Ponsonby of Sysonby
1920–1956
Succeeded by
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Baron Duncannon
1920–1956
Succeeded by
New creation Earl of Bessborough
2nd creation
1937–1956