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Royalty, financiers, courtiers, captains of industry: meet the Governors of Hudson’s Bay Company.

1st Governor, 1670 - 1682 His Highness Prince Rupert of the Rhine
Prince Rupert, engraving by R. Dunkarton (after portrait by Sir Peter Lely), 1813 - HBCA P-173

Prince Rupert, engraving by R. Dunkarton (after portrait by Sir Peter Lely), 1813
HBCA P-173

2nd Governor, 1683 - 1685 HRH Prince James, Duke of York (later King James II)
His Highness James, Duke of York by Jacob Huysmans, n.d - Oil on canvas.

His Highness James, Duke of York by Jacob Huysmans, n.d.
Oil on canvas

3rd Governor, 1685 - 1692 John, Lord Churchill (later 1st Duke of Marlborough)
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough by Geoffrey Kneller, n.d. - Oil on canvas

John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough by Geoffrey Kneller, n.d.
Oil on canvas

4th Governor, 1692 - 1696 Sir Stephen Evans  
5th Governor, 1696 - 1700 Rt. Hon. Sir William Trumbull  
6th Governor, 1700 - 1712 Sir Stephen Evans  
7th Governor, 1712 - 1743 Sir Bibye Lake, Bart.  
8th Governor, 1743 - 1746 Benjamin Pitt Top
9th Governor, 1746 - 1750 Thomas Knapp
Thomas Knapp of Richmond by Gervase Spencer, n.d. - Oil on canvas

Thomas Knapp of Richmond by Gervase Spencer, n.d.
Oil on canvas

10th Governor, 1750 - 1760 Sir Atwell Lake, Bart.  
11th Governor, 1760 - 1770 Sir William Baker  
12th Governor, 1770 - 1782 Bibye Lake  
13th Governor, 1782 - 1799 Samuel Wegg  
14th Governor, 1799 - 1807 Sir James Winter Lake, Bart.  
15th Governor, 1807 - 1812 William Mainwaring
William Mainwaring by unknown artist, ca. 1812 - Oil on Canvas

William Mainwaring by unknown artist, ca. 1812
Oil on canvas

16th Governor, 1812 - 1822 Joseph Berens, Jr. Top
17th Governor, 1822 - 1852 Sir John Henry Pelly, Bart.
Sir John Henry Pelly, Bart., 17th Governor of Hudsons Bay Company 1822  1852

Sir John Henry Pelly, Bart., Governor of Hbc 1822-1852
Oil on canvas, 19th Century, by Henry Perronet Briggs, R.A.
HBCA P-313

18th Governor, 1852 - 1856 Andrew Colvile  
19th Governor, 1856 - 1858 John Shepherd  
20th Governor, 1858 - 1863 Henry Hulse Berens  
21st Governor, 1863 - 1868 Rt. Hon. Sir Edmund Walker Head, Bart., K.C.B.  
22nd Governor, 1868 - 1869 Rt. Hon. John, Lord Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley  
23rd Governor, 1869 - 1874 Rt. Hon. Sir Stafford Northcote, Bart., M.P., later 1st Earl of Iddesleigh  
24th Governor, 1874 - 1880 Rt. Hon. George Joachim Goschen, M.P.  
25th Governor, 1880 - 1889 Eden Colvile  
26th Governor, 1889 - 1914 Donald A. Smith, Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G.
Sir Donald A. Smith, by Adolphus Muller-Ury, 1903 - Oil on canvas

Sir Donald A. Smith, by Adolphus Muller-Ury, 1903
Oil on canvas

27th Governor, 1914 - 1915 Sir Thomas Skinner, Bart.  
28th Governor, 1915 - 1925 Sir Robert Molesworth Kindersley  
29th Governor, 1925 - 1931 Charles Vincent Sale  
30th Governor, 1931 - 1952 Sir Patrick Ashley Cooper
Sir Patrick Ashley Cooper, 1939

Sir Patrick Ashley Cooper, 1939

31st Governor, 1952 - 1965 William Johnston Keswick Top
32nd Governor, 1965 - 1970 Rt. Hon. Derick Heathcoat Amory, Viscount Amory
33rd Governor, 1970 - 1982 George T. Richardson
George T. Richardson, 1978

George T. Richardson, 1978

34th Governor, 1982 - 1994 Donald Scott McGiverin
Donald Scott McGiverin, 1978

Donald Scott McGiverin, 1978


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35th Governor, 1994 - 1997 David E. Mitchell, O.C.
David Mitchell, ca. 2005

David Mitchell, ca. 1995

36th Governor, 1997 - 2006 Yves L. Fortier, C.C., Q.C.
Yves Fortier, ca. 1998

Yves Fortier, ca. 1998

37th Governor, 2006 - 2008 Jerry Zucker
Jerry Zucker, 2005

Jerry Zucker, 2005

38th Governor, 2008 Anita Zucker
 
 
39th Governor, 2008 - Richard A. Baker
Richard Baker, 2008

Richard A. Baker, 2008


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