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John Harvey (Virginia)
Sir John Harvey (died 1646) was a Crown Governor of Virginia. He was appointed to the position on 26 March 1628 by Charles I of England. In 1635 he was suspended and impeached by the Council of Virginia (who named John West as a temporary replacement), and he returned to England. Charles I restored him to his post  in 1636. He returned to Virginia in January 1637 and served until November 1639. His government has been described as tyrannical and Harvey himself has been called "an obnoxious ruler" and was generally held to be unpopular.