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Encyclopedia > Governor General of the Philippines

The Governor-General of the Philippines was the chief political executive of the Philippines from 1901 to 1935, during the period when they were governed by the United States of America.

The Governor-General was appointed by the President of the United States and approved by the Senate. Unlike the Governors General of the British Dominions, the American Governor General exercised active executive authority over the nation they were appointed to administer.

List of Governors-General:

  • 1901 - 1904 William Howard Taft
  • 1904 - 1906 Luke E. Wright
  • 1906 Henry Clay Ide
  • 1906 - 1907 James Francis Smith
  • 1907 - 1908 Newton W. Gilbert
  • 1908 - 1913 William Cameron Forbes
  • 1913 - 1921 Francis Burton Harrison
  • 1921 Charles Yeater (acting)
  • 1921 - 1927 Leonard Wood
  • 1927 Eugene Allen Gilmore
  • 1927 - 1929 Henry L. Stimson
  • 1929 - 1930 Eugene Allen Gilmore
  • 1930 - 1932 Dwight Finley Davis
  • 1932 - 1933 Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.
  • 1933 - 1935 Frank Murphy

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Governor-General - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1288 words)
Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form.
Lord Tweedsmuir was Governor General of Canada from 1935 to 1940.
From 1905 to 1935 the Philippines was administered by a Governor General appointed by the United States.
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