Rhodesia: Heads of State: 1965-1979

Acting Officer Administering the Government and Commander-in-Chief in and over Rhodesia [1]
17 Nov 1965 - 20 Dec 1965 Clifford Walter Dupont
Officer Administering the Government of Rhodesia [1]
20 Dec 1965 - 2 Mar 1970 Clifford Walter Dupont (x)
Acting President in and over Rhodesia
2 Mar 1970 - 16 Apr 1970 Clifford Walter Dupont (x)
President in and over Rhodesia [2]
16 Apr 1970 - 31 Dec 1975 Clifford Walter Dupont (x)
Acting President in and over Rhodesia
1 Jan 1976 - 14 Jan 1976 Henry Breedon Everard
President in and over Rhodesia
14 Jan 1976 - 31 Aug 1978 John James Wrathall
Acting President in and over Rhodesia
31 Aug 1978 - 1 Nov 1978 Henry Breedon Everard (x)
1 Nov 1978 - 5 Mar 1979 Jack William Pithey
5 Mar 1979 - 1 Jun 1979 Henry Breedon Everard (x)
President in and over Zimbabwe Rhodesia
1 Jun 1979 - 12 Dec 1979 Josiah Zion Gumede

[1] The Government is carried on in the name of Queen Elizabeth II as head of state of Rhodesia; she does not accept the legality of the existence of this polity.
[2] The Constitution of 1969 provided for appointment of a "President in and over Rhodesia who shall be Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Rhodesia" (Art. 1), routinely referring to the office as "the President" in all other parts of the document.
Last updated on: 12 Jan 2016 06:05:04