Administrators of Uganda during the Colonial Era
Before attaining independence, Uganda was governed by Britain through Her Majesty’s appointed representatives.
Administrator
26 Dec 1890 – May 1892 Frederick Lugard (born. 1858 – died. 1945)
Commissioners

1 Apr 1893 – May 1893 Sir Gerald Herbert Portal (b. 1858 – d. 1897)
May 1893 – Nov 1893 James Ronald Leslie MacDonald (b. 1862 – d. 1927)
Nov 1893 – 1895 Henry Edward Colville (b. 1852 – d. 1907)
1895 – Dec 1899 Ernest James Berkeley (b. 1857 – d. 1932)
Dec 1899 – Nov 1901 Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston (b. 1858 – d. 1927)
Nov 1901 – Nov 1907 Sir James Hayes Sadler (b. 1851 – d. 1910)
Nov 1907 – 1909 Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell (b. 1864 – d. 1952)
1 Feb 1910 – Oct 1910 Harry Edward Spiller Cordeaux (b. 1870 – d. 1943)

Governors

Oct 1910 – Apr 1911 Harry Edward Spiller Cordeaux (s.a.)
3 Apr 1911 – 10 Feb 1918 Sir Frederick John Jackson (b. 1859 – d. 1929)
10 Feb 1918 – 15 Aug 1922 Robert Thorne Coryndon (b. 1870 – d. 1925)
15 Aug 1922 – 18 May 1925 Sir Geoffrey Francis Archer (b. 1882 – d. 1964)
18 May 1925 – 23 Nov 1932 Sir William Frederick Gowers (b. 1875 – d. 1954)
23 Nov 1932 – 17 Oct 1935 Sir Bernard Henry Bourdillon (b. 1883 – d. 1948)
17 Oct 1935 – 7 Jul 1940 Philip Euen Mitchell (b. 1890 – d. 1964)
7 Jul 1940 – 1 Jan 1945 Sir Charles Cecil Farquharson Dundas (b. 1884 – d. 1956)
1 Jan 1945 – 17 Jan 1952 Sir John Hathorn Hall (b. 1894 – d. 1979)
17 Jan 1952 – 26 Feb 1957 Sir Andrew Benjamin Cohen (b. 1909 – d. 1968)
26 Feb 1957 – 19 Oct 1961 Sir Frederick Crawford (b. 1906 – d. 1978)
19 Oct 1961 – 9 Oct 1963 Sir Walter Fleming Coutts (b. 1912 – d. 1988)

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