Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore
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AfterHerwald Ramsbotham
1949 - 1952 | 1953 - 1954 | 1954 - 1954 |
AfterJustice Arthur Wijewardena
1952 - 1953
Justice Arthur Wijewardena
1952 - 1953
AfterHerwald Ramsbotham
1949 - 1952 | 1953 - 1954 | 1954 - 1954 |
AfterJustice C. Nagalingam
1954 - 1954
Justice C. Nagalingam
1954 - 1954
AfterHerwald Ramsbotham
1949 - 1952 | 1953 - 1954 | 1954 - 1954 |
AfterSir Oliver Ernest Goonetilleke
1954 - 1962
Herwald Ramsbotham
Governors-General | British - (1949 - 1952)
Herwald Ramsbotham, 1st Viscount Soulbury GCMG, GCVO, OBE, MC, PC (6 March 1887 – 30 January 1971) was a British Conservative politician. He served as a government minister between 1931 and 1941 and served as Governor-General of Ceylon between 1949 and 1954.
 
Ramsbotham was the son of Herwald Ramsbotham, of Crowborough Warren (son of James Ramsbotham and Jane Fielden), and Ethel Margaret Bevan.
 
Ramsbotham was commissioned a Temporary Lieutenant in 1915 and was promoted to temporary Captain later the same year. He was promoted to temporary Major by 1918 and received the Military Cross. He was appointed an OBE in 1919 and relinquished his commission that year.
 
Ramsbotham was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Lancaster in 1929.[2] In 1931 he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education by Ramsay MacDonald, a post he retained when Stanley Baldwin became Prime Minister in June 1935, and then served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries between November 1935 and July 1936.[3] In September 1936 he was made Minister of Pensions by Baldwin.[4] He continued in this office when Neville Chamberlain became Prime Minister in May 1937. In June 1939 he was appointed First Commissioner of Works[5] and sworn of the Privy Council.
 
Ramsbotham entered the cabinet in April 1940 as President of the Board of Education. He remained in this office after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister in May 1940 but was succeeded by R. A. Butler in July 1941. In August he was raised to the peerage as Baron Soulbury, of Soulbury in the County of Buckingham, and made Chairman of the Assistance Board, a post he held until 1948. Chairman of the Soulbury Commission 1944-45. Between 1949 and 1954 he served as Governor-General of Ceylon. He was appointed a GCMG in 1949 and a GCVO on 20 April 1954. On 10 June of that year, he was further honoured when he was created Viscount Soulbury, of Soulbury in the County of Buckingham.
 
He went to Uppingham School, Uppingham, Rutland, England. Lord Soulbury died in January 1971 at the age of 83.
 
m.1st 11 Nov 1911 Doris Violet de Stein (d.20 Feb 1954); m.2nd 10 Nov 1962 Ursula Jerome (d.12 Nov 1964)
 
He was succeeded in the viscountcy by his elder son James Herwald Ramsbotham. His younger son Sir Peter Ramsbotham notably served as British Ambassador to the United States from 1974 to 1977.
RULERS
Military Governors
1. Patrick Alexander Agnew1795 - 1796
2. James Stuart1796 - 1797
3. Welbore Ellis Doyle1797 - 1797
4. Peter Bonnevaux1797 - 1797
5. Pierre Frederic de Meuron1797 - 1798
Resident Superintendent
1. Robert Andrews1796 - 1798
British Governors
1. Frederick North1798 - 1805
2. Thomas Maitland1805 - 1811
3. John Wilson1811 - 1812
4. Robert Brownrigg1812 - 1820
5. Edward Barnes1820 - 1822
6. James Campbell1822 - 1824
7. Edward Paget1822 - 1822
8. Edward Barnes1824 - 1831
9. John Wilson1831 - 1831
10. Robert Wilmot-Horton1831 - 1837
11. James Alexander Stewart-Mackenzie1837 - 1841
12. Colin Campbell1841 - 1847
13. The Viscount Torrington1847 - 1850
14. James Emerson Tennent1847 - 1847
15. Charles Justin MacCarthy1850 - 1850
16. George William Anderson1850 - 1855
17. Charles Justin MacCarthy1855 - 1855
18. Henry George Ward1855 - 1860
19. Charles Justin MacCarthy1860 - 1863
20. Charles Edmund Wilkinson1860 - 1860
21. Henry Frederick Lockyer1860 - 1860
22. Terence OBrien1863 - 1865
23. Hercules Robinson1865 - 1872
24. Henry Turner Irving1872 - 1872
25. William Henry Gregory1872 - 1877
26. James Robert Longden1877 - 1883
27. Arthur Hamilton-Gordon1883 - 1890
28. John Douglas1883 - 1883
29. Arthur Elibank Havelock1890 - 1895
30. Edward Noel Walker1895 - 1896
31. Joseph West Ridgeway1896 - 1903
32. Everard Fim Thurn1903 - 1903
33. Henry Arthur Blake1903 - 1907
34. Henry Edward McCallum1907 - 1913
35. Hugh Clifford1907 - 1907
36. Reginald Edward Stubbs1913 - 1913
37. Robert Chalmers1913 - 1915
38. Reginald Edward Stubbs1915 - 1916
39. John Anderson1916 - 1918
40. William Henry Manning1918 - 1925
41. Reginald Edward Stubbs1918 - 1918
42. Cecil Clementi1925 - 1925
43. Edward Bruce Alexander1925 - 1925
44. Hugh Clifford1925 - 1927
45. Arthur George Murchison Fletcher1927 - 1928
46. Herbert Stanley1928 - 1931
47. Graeme Thomson1931 - 1933
48. Bernard Henry Bourdillon1931 - 1931
49. Graeme Tyrrell1933 - 1933
50. Reginald Edward Stubbs1933 - 1937
51. Maxwell MacLagan Wedderburn1937 - 1937
52. Andrew Caldecott1937 - 1944
53. Henry Monck-Mason Moore1944 - 1948
Ceylonese Executive Councils
British Kings
1. King George III1760 - 1820
2. King George IV1820 - 1830
3. King William IV1830 - 1837
4. Queen Victoria1837 - 1901
5. King Edward VII1901 - 1910
6. King George V1910 - 1936
7. King Edward VIII1936 - 1936
8. King George VI1936 - 1948
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