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Standard of the Governor, 1959–1997
|Appointer||Monarch of the United Kingdom|
|Formation||26 June 1843|
|First holder||Sir Henry Pottinger|
|Final holder||Chris Patten|
|Abolished||30 June 1997|
|Salary||HK$3,036,000 per annum (1997)|
|Governor of Hong Kong|
The Governor of Hong Kong was the representative in Hong Kong of the British Crown from 1843 to 1997. In this office, the governor was president of the Executive Council and Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces Overseas Hong Kong.
The governor's roles were seen in the Hong Kong Letters Patent and Royal Instructions. After the end of British rule and the transfer of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China in 1997 the office was abolished (ended) and replaced with the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
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