Governor of North Borneo

Governor of North Borneo
Style His Excellency
Residence Sandakan (before 1946), Kota Kinabalu (1946–1963)
Inaugural holder William Hood Treacher
Formation 1881–1963
Final holder William Allmond Codrington Goode
Abolished 1963

The Governor of North Borneo was the appointed head of the government of North Borneo.

Originally the Governor was appointed by the North Borneo Chartered Company, which was responsible for the administration of the protectorate. Upon North Borneo becoming a Crown colony in 1946, in the aftermath of the Second World War, the Governor of British North Borneo became an appointee of the Crown (i.e. of the Government of the United Kingdom).

Flag of the Governor of North Borneo (1882–1903).
Flag of the Governor of North Borneo (1903–1915).
Flag of the Governor of North Borneo (1915–1941).
Flag of the Governor of the Crown Colony of North Borneo (1946–1963).

List of Governors appointed by the Company

British North Borneo
β„– Portrait Name Tenure Monarch
From To
1 Sir william hood treacher.jpg William Hood Treacher 1881 1887 Queen Victoria by Bassano.jpg
Victoria
House of Hanover
(20 June 1837 – 22 January 1901)
2 BNBCC-Logo.png William Maunder Crocker 1887 1888
3 BNBCC-Logo.png Charles Vandeleur Creagh 1888 1895
4 BNBCC-Logo.png Leicester Paul Beaufort 1895 1899
5 Hugh Charles Clifford (The Straits Times, 15 October 1929).jpg Hugh Charles Clifford 1900 1901
6 ErnestWoodfordBirch.jpg Ernest Woodford Birch 1901 1903 Edward VII in coronation robes.jpg
Edward VII
House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(22 January 1901 – 6 May 1910)
7 Badge of North Borneo (1902–1946).svg Edward Peregrine Gueritz 1904 1911
King George 1923 LCCN2014715558 (cropped).jpg
George V
House of Windsor
(6 May 1910 – 20 January 1936)
8 Badge of North Borneo (1902–1946).svg Francis Robert Ellis 1911 1912
9 Badge of North Borneo (1902–1946).svg Sir James Scott Mason 1912 1912
10 Badge of North Borneo (1902–1946).svg Cecil William Chase Parr 1913 1915
11 KotaKinabalu Sabah OldAnglicanCemetery-12.jpg Aylmer Cavendish Pearson
1st term
1915 1922
12 Badge of North Borneo (1902–1946).svg William Henry Rycroft 1922 1925
13 KotaKinabalu Sabah OldAnglicanCemetery-12.jpg Aylmer Cavendish Pearson
2nd term
1925 1926
14 Bromsgrove, Humphreys family grave 3.jpg John Lisseter Humphreys 1926 1929
15 Badge of North Borneo (1902–1946).svg Arthur Frederick Richards 1930 1933
Badge of North Borneo (1902–1946).svg Douglas James Jardine 1934 1937
16
HRH The Prince of Wales No 4 (HS85-10-36416).jpg
Edward VIII
House of Windsor
(20 January 1936 – 11 December 1936)
King George VI of England, formal photo portrait, circa 1940-1946 - edit.jpg
George VI
House of Windsor
(11 December 1936 – 1 April 1942)
17 Badge of North Borneo (1902–1946).svg Charles Robert Smith 1937 1942
Japanese Occupation of British Borneo

From 1 April 1942 to 10 June 1945.

British Military Administration of Borneo (1945-1946) King George VI of England, formal photo portrait, circa 1940-1946 - edit.jpg
George VI
House of Windsor
(10 June 1945 – 6 February 1952)
18 Badge of North Borneo (1902–1946).svg Charles Robert Smith 1945 1946
Crown Colony of North Borneo
19 Edward Twining, Governor.png Edward Francis Twining 1946 5 May 1949
20 Coat of arms of the Crown Colony of North Borneo.svg James Calder

Officer Administering the Colony

5 May 1949 10 January 1950
21 Coat of arms of the Crown Colony of North Borneo.svg Herbert Ralph Hone 10 January 1950 1954
Queen Elizabeth II in March 2015.jpg
Elizabeth II
House of Windsor
(6 February 1952 – 16 September 1963)
22 Coat of arms of the Crown Colony of North Borneo.svg Roland Evelyn Turnbull 1954 1959
23 Coat of arms of the Crown Colony of North Borneo.svg William Allmond Codrington Goode 1959 1963

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