List of British representatives in Zanzibar
This is a list of British representatives in Zanzibar from 1841 to 1963. They were responsible for representing British interests in the Sultanate of Zanzibar. From 1913 to 1961 they were also the vizier of the Sultan of Zanzibar.
On 7 November 1890, the United Kingdom proclaimed protectorate over the Sultanate (according to the terms of the Heligoland–Zanzibar Treaty with the German Empire). On 10 December 1963, the United Kingdom terminated its protectorate.
On 12 January 1964, the Sultanate was overthrown in the Zanzibar Revolution, and the People's Republic of Zanzibar was proclaimed. On 26 April 1964, the People's Republic united with mainland Tanganyika to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which was later renamed to the United Republic of Tanzania.
(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)
|May 1841 to 5 July 1857||Atkins Hamerton, Consul|
|1858 to 1860||Christopher Palmer Rigby, Consul|
|1861 to 1862||Lewis Pelly, Consul|
|1862 to 1865||Robert Lambert Playfair, Consul|
|1865 to 1870||Henry Adrian Churchill, Consul|
|1870 to 1873||John Kirk, Consul|
|1873 to 1886||John Kirk, Consul-General|
|1887 to 1888||Claude Maxwell MacDonald, Consul-General|
|1888 to 7 November 1890||Sir Charles Bean Euan-Smith, Consul-General|
|7 November 1890 to 5 March 1891||Sir Charles Bean Euan-Smith, acting Consul-General|
|6 March 1891 to 12 December 1892||Gerald Herbert Portal, Consul-General||From 6 August 1892, Sir Gerald Herbert Portal|
|12 December 1892 to February 1894||James Rennell Rodd, Consul-General|
|February 1894 to 1900||Arthur Henry Hardinge, Consul-General||From 22 June 1897, Sir Arthur Henry Hardinge|
|1900 to 1904||Sir Charles Norton Edgecumbe Eliot, Agent and Consul-General|
|1904 to 20 June 1908||Basil Shillito Cave, Agent and Consul-General|
|1908 to 13 February 1913||Edward Clarke, Agent and Consul-General|
|1 July 1913 to 1922||Francis Barrow Pearce, Resident|
|1922 to December 1923||John Houston Sinclair, Resident|
|January 1924 to 1929||Alfred Claud Hollis, Resident||From 1 January 1927, Sir Alfred Claud Hollis|
|December 1929 to 1937||Richard Sims Donkin Rankine, Resident||From 3 June 1932, Sir Richard Sims Donkin Rankine|
|1937||Samuel Burnside Boyd McElderry, acting Resident|
|October 1937 to 1940||John Hathorn Hall, Resident|
|1941 to 1946||Henry Guy Pilling, Resident|
|1946 to 1951||Vincent Goncalves Glenday, Resident|
|1952 to 1954||John Dalzell Rankine, Resident|
|2 November 1954 to 1959||Henry Steven Potter, Resident||From 31 May 1956, Sir Henry Steven Potter|
|1959 to 1963||Arthur George Rixson Mooring, Resident|
- Ben Cahoon (2000). "Zanzibar". WorldStatesmen.org. Retrieved 14 January 2017.