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Governors General of Canada

This page links directly to ParlInfo profiles for those governors general who were either former Senators or Members of Parliament. For biographies of other Governors General and more information about the history, roles, responsibilities and activities of the position, please visit The Governor General of Canada website.

 

Name Date of Appointment Date of Swearing In Canada Gazette - Part I
The Earl of Aberdeen, P.C., K.T., G.C.V.O., G.C.M.G. 1893-05-22 1893-09-18 1893-09-18
p. 1
The Viscount Alexander, P.C., O.M., K.G., G.C.M.G., G.C.B., M.C., C.S.I. 1946-03-21 1946-04-12 1946-04-20
p. 2431
The Duke of Argyll (Marquess of / marquis de Lorne), P.C., G.C.V.O., G.C.M.G., K.G., K.T. 1878-10-05 1878-11-25 1878-11-30
p. 621
The Earl of Athlone, P.C., K.G., G.C.V.O., G.C.M.G., G.C.B. 1940-06-02 1940-06-21 1940-06-29
p. 4025
The Earl of Bessborough, P.C., G.C.M.G. 1931-03-20 1931-04-04 1931-04-11
p. 2856
Lord Byng, M.V.O., G.C.B., G.C.M.G. 1921-08-02 1921-08-11 1921-08-11
p. 1
The Right Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, P.C., C.C., C.M.M., C.D., C.O.M. 1999-09-28 1999-10-07 1999-10-07
p. 1
H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught, P.C., G.C.B., G.C.I.E., TD, V.D., K.T., G.C.M.G., G.B.E., K.G., G.C.V.O., K.P., G.C.S.I., GCStJ 1911-03-21 1911-10-13 1911-10-21
p. 1460
The Duke of Devonshire, P.C., K.G., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O. 1916-08-08 1916-11-11 1916-11-18
p. 1636
The Earl of Dufferin, P.C., G.C.B., G.C.M.G., K.P., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E. 1872-05-22 1872-06-25 1872-07-06
p. 3
Earl Grey, P.C., G.C.B., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O. 1904-09-26 1904-12-10 1904-12-10
p. 1
The Right Hon. Ramon John Hnatyshyn, P.C., Q.C., C.C., C.D. 1989-12-14 1990-01-29 1990-02-03
p. 350
The Right Hon. Michaëlle Jean, P.C., C.C., C.O.M., C.M.M., C.D. 2005-08-04 2005-09-27 2005-09-27
p. 1
The Right Hon. David Lloyd Johnston, P.C., C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D. 2010-07-08 2010-10-01 2010-10-01
p. 1
The Marquess of Lansdowne, P.C., G.C.M.G., G.C.I.E., K.G., G.C.S.I. 1883-08-18 1883-10-23 1883-10-27
p. 615
The Right Hon. Roméo LeBlanc, P.C., C.C., C.D., C.M.M. 1995-01-16 1995-02-08 1995-02-18
p. 367
The Right Hon. Jules Léger, P.C., C.C., C.D., C.M.M. 1973-10-05 1974-01-14 1974-01-26
p. 305
Lord Lisgar, P.C., G.C.M.G. 1868-12-29 1869-02-02 1869-02-06
p. 454
The Right Hon. (Charles) Vincent Massey, P.C., C.C., C.H. 1952-02-01 1952-02-28 1952-02-28
p. 1
The Right Hon. Daniel Roland Michener, P.C., Q.C., C.C., C.D., C.M.M., O.Ont. 1967-03-29 1967-04-17 1967-04-17
p. 1
The Earl of Minto, P.C., K.G., G.C.I.E., G.C.M.G., G.C.S.I. 1898-07-30 1898-11-12 1898-11-26
p. 982
The Viscount Monck, P.C., G.C.M.G. 1867-06-01 1867-07-01 1867-07-01
p. 2
The Right Hon. Julie Payette, C.C., C.O.M., C.M.M., C.D., O.Q. 2017-07-13 2017-10-02 2017-10-02
p. 1
The Right Hon. Jeanne Sauvé, P.C., C.C., C.D., C.M.M. 1984-01-28 1984-05-14 1984-05-19
p. 4085
The Right Hon. Edward Richard Schreyer, P.C., C.C., O.M., C.D., C.M.M. 1978-12-28 1979-01-22 1979-01-27
p. 468
Lord Stanley, P.C., K.G., G.C.B., G.C.V.O. 1888-05-01 1888-06-11 1888-06-23
p. 2641
Lord Tweedsmuir, P.C., C.H., G.C.V.O., G.C.M.G. 1935-08-10 1935-11-02 1935-11-09
p. 1238
General The Right Honourable Georges Philias Vanier, P.C., C.D., M.C. 1959-08-01 1959-09-15 1959-09-19
p. 3241
The Viscount Willingdon, P.C., G.C.S.I., G.B.E., G.C.I.E., G.C.M.G. 1926-08-05 1926-10-02 1926-10-09
p. 969