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  • George P. MacKenzie (1878 - 1954)
    Patton MacKenzie (1873–1953) was an educator and politician in the Yukon. He served as Commissioner of Yukon from 1912 to 1923.He was born in Malagash, Nova Scotia and moved to the Yukon during the Klo...

This is a list of Yukon Commissioners from 1897 to the present. The Commissioner is appointed by the Government of Canada, but a Commissioner, in contrast to the Governor-General of Canada or the Lieutenants-Governor of the Canadian Provinces, is not a Viceroy and therefore Commissioners are not direct representatives of the Monarch in the territory.

Commissioners (1897 to 1918)

  • James Morrow Walsh (1897 to 1898)
  • William Ogilvie (1898 to 1901)
  • James Hamilton Ross (1901 to 1902)
  • Henry William Newlands (1902 Acting)
  • Zachary Taylor Wood (1902 to 1903 Acting)
  • Frederick Tennyson Congdon (1903 to 1904)
  • William Wallace Burns McInnes (1905 to 1906)
  • John T. Lithgow (1906 to 1907 Acting)
  • Alexander Henderson (1907 to 1911)
  • George Black (1912 to 1916)
  • George Norris Williams (1916 to 1918 Acting)

Office of Commissioner and Administrator were abolished in 1918. Office replaced by the Gold Commissioner who was responsible to the federal Minister of the Interior.

Gold Commissioners

  • F. X. Gosselin (1907 to 1912)
  • George P. MacKenzie (1912 to 1925)
  • Percy Reid (1925 to 1927)
  • George Ian MacLean (1928 to 1932)

The position of Gold Commissioner and Comptroller were combined in 1932 with the Comptroller being the title for the chief executive. Spelling was changed to Controller in 1936.

Controllers

  • George A. Jeckell (1932 to 1947)
  • John Edward Gibben (1947 to 1948)

In 1948, the title of chief executive once again became Commissioner. Beginning in 1978, Yukon had party government with a Government Leader (later Premier) and powers being devolved from the Commissioner to the government.

Commissioners (Since 1948)

  • John Edward Gibben (1948 to 1950)
  • Andrew Harold Gibson (1950 to 1951)
  • Frederick Fraser (1951 to 1952)
  • Wilfred George Brown (1952 to 1955)
  • Frederick Howard Collins (1955 to 1962)
  • Gordon Robertson Cameron (1962 to 1966)
  • James Smith (1966 to 1976)
  • Arthur MacDonald Pearson (1976 to 1978)
  • Frank Fingland (1978 to 1979 Interim)
  • Ione Christensen (1979)
  • Douglas Bell (1979 to 1986)
  • John Kenneth McKinnon (1986 to 1995)
  • Judy Gingell (1995 to 2000)
  • Jack Cable (2000 to 2005)
  • Geraldine Van Bibber (2005 to 2010)
  • Doug Phillips (2010 to present)