List of lieutenant governors of Alberta


The following is a list of the Lieutenant Governors of Alberta. Though the present-day office of lieutenant governor in Alberta came into being only upon the province's entry into Canadian Confederation in 1905, the post is a continuation from the first governorship of the Northwest Territories in 1869.

Lieutenant Governors of Alberta, 1905–present


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Governors under Edward VII (1905 – 1910):
1. George Hedley Vicars Bulyea 1 September 1905
Governors under George V (1910 – 1936):
1. cont.... 20 October 1915
2. Dr. Robert George Brett 20 October 1915 29 October 1925
3. Dr. William Egbert 29 October 1925 5 May 1931
4. William Legh Walsh KC 5 May 1931
Governors under Edward VIII (1936):
4. cont.... 1 October 1936
5. Philip Carteret Hill Primrose 1 October 1936
Governors under George VI (1936 – 1952):
5. cont.... 17 March 1937
6. John Campbell Bowen 23 March 1937 1 February 1950
7. John James Bowlen 1 February 1950
Governors under Elizabeth II (1952 – present):
7. cont.... 16 December 1959
8. John Percy Page 19 December 1959 26 January 1966
9. John Walter Grant MacEwan OC 26 January 1966 2 July 1974
10. Ralph Garvin Steinhauer OC 2 July 1974 18 October 1979
11. Francis Charles Lynch-Staunton AOE 18 October 1979 22 January 1985
12. Wilma Helen Hunley AOE 22 January 1985 11 March 1991
13. Thomas Gordon Towers AOE 11 March 1991 17 April 1996
14. Horace Andrew Olson PC AOE 17 April 1996 10 February 2000
15. Lois E. Hole CM AOE 10 February 2000 6 January 2005
16. Norman Lim Kwong CM AOE 20 January 2005 11 May 2010
17.[† 1] Donald Stewart Ethell OC OMM AOE MSC CD 11 May 2010 12 June 2015
18. Lois Elizabeth Mitchell CM AOE 12 June 2015
19. Salma Lakhani Designate
  1. Colour denotes living former lieutenant governors

See also