Sir Henry Josiah Lightfoot Boston
(1898 - 1969) was a Sierra Leonean diplomat
. He was the first indigenous Governor-General of Sierra Leone
. He was a member of the Krio
ethnic group (descendant of freed slaves from the West Indies
, United States
and Great Britain
landed in Freetown
between 1787 and 1855)
He served as Governor-General of Sierra Leone
from 7 July 1962
to 26 March 1967
. He was preceded by British diplomat Sir Maurice Henry Dorman
and succeeded after a coup d'etat by Brigadier Andrew Juxon-Smith
Lightfoot Boston Street in Freetown is named in his honor.
Lightfoot Boston's image is featured on a 50 Leone coin issued by the Bank of Sierra Leone.