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 and Commander-in-Chief in and over Rhodesia [1]
20 Dec 1965 - 2 Mar 1970 Clifford Walter Dupont (x)
Acting President in and over Rhodesia and Acting Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Rhodesia
2 Mar 1970 - 16 Apr 1970 Clifford Walter Dupont (x)
President in and over Rhodesia and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Rhodesia [2]
16 Apr 1970 - 31 Dec 1975 Clifford Walter Dupont (x)
Acting President in and over Rhodesia and Acting Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Rhodesia
1 Jan 1976 - 14 Jan 1976 Henry Breedon Everard
President in and over Rhodesia and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Rhodesia
14 Jan 1976 - 31 Aug 1978 John James Wrathall
Acting President in and over Rhodesia and Acting Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of 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] Designated by the Constitution of Rhodesia of 1965 as representative of Queen Elizabeth II in her capacity as Queen of Rhodesia. Elizabeth II did not accept the legality of the existence of Rhodesia as a 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.
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