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Governors-General of India, 1773-1858Edit

Name Entered office Left office Party Notes
Warren Hastings 20 October 1774 1 February 1785
John Macpherson 1 February 1785 12 September 1786 acting
The Earl Cornwallis later The Marquess Cornwallis 12 September 1786 28 October 1793
Sir John Shore 28 October 1793 March 1798
Sir Alured Clarke March 1798 18 May 1798 acting
The Earl of Mornington later The Marquess Wellesley 18 May 1798 30 July 1805 Tory
The Marquess Cornwallis 30 July 1805 5 October 1805 Tory
Sir George Barlow 10 October 1805 31 July 1807 acting
The Lord Minto 31 July 1807 4 October 1813 Whig
The Earl of Moira later The Marquess of Hastings 4 October 1813 9 January 1823 Whig
John Adam 9 January 1823 1 August 1823 acting
The Lord Amherst later The Earl Amherst 1 August 1823 13 March 1828
William Bayley 13 March 1828 4 July 1828 acting
Lord William Bentinck 4 July 1828 20 March 1835 Whig
Sir Charles Metcalfe 20 March 1835 4 March 1836 acting
The Lord Auckland later The Earl of Auckland 4 March 1836 28 February 1842 Whig
The Lord Ellenborough 28 February 1842 June 1844 Conservative
William Wilberforce Bird June 1844 23 July 1844 acting
Sir Henry Hardinge later The Viscount Hardinge 23 July 1844 12 January 1848 Conservative
The Earl of Dalhousie later The Marquess of Dalhousie 12 January 1848 28 February 1856 Whig
The Viscount Canning 28 February 1856 1 November 1858 Peelite became Viceroy of India, 1858

For Governors-General from 1858-1947, see Viceroy of India.

Governors-General of India, 1947-1950Edit

Name Entered office Left office Party Notes
The Earl Mountbatten of Burma 15 August 1947 21 June 1948 the last British Governor-General
Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari 21 June 1948 26 January 1950 the first and only Indian Governor-General; in 1950, India became a republic.

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