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Earl of Liverpool, GCB, GCMG, GBE, MVO, PC

Term (in Years): 
1912 to 1920
Role: 
Governor-General of New Zealand
Term Role
1912 - 1917

Governor of New Zealand

1917 - 1920

Governor-General of New Zealand

Born in 1870, Sir Arthur William de Brito Savile Foljambe Liverpool, 2nd Earl, had the distinction of being New Zealand's last Governor and first Governor-General.

His father served with the Naval Brigade in New Zealand in 1863 and 1864. Sir Arthur succeeded to his father's title in 1907 after civil service in Ireland and military service in India. He was Comptroller of the Royal Household from 1909 to 1912.

Sir Arthur's term in New Zealand was extended to cover the visit by the Prince of Wales.

He died in 1941.

Biographical information courtesy of NZ Almanack

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