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James Mitchell (Australian politician)
His Excellency Hon. Sir James Mitchell was premier of Western Australia from May 17 1919 to 15 April 1924, and again from 24 April 1930 to 24 April 1933. In July 1933, Mitchell was appointed Lieutenant-Governor, but was effectively Governor of the state because no Governor was appointed over him. He held the Lieutenant-Governor position until he was finally appointed governor of Western Australia in 1948. He retired as governor in June 1951.
Mitchell was the first Australian-born governor of Western Australia, and he remains the only person to serve as both premier and governor of the state.
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