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Lord or Lady Chancellor (Chancellor for short) was an office of the High Council of Time Lords. The Chancellor was next in rank to the Vice President, and so third in the overall hierarchy. As there often was no Vice President then the Chancellor would rank directly below the President The Chancellor was entrusted with holding the Great Key or Key of Rassilon. It appears that the Chancellor has authority over the Castellan and therefore the Chancellery Guard The Chancellor also appears to have had overall control of the Time Lord Academy. The apppointment of the Chancellor was in the gift of the President, (BFG Pandora) however President Romana allowed the High Council to appoint an acting Chancellor Valyes (BFG Insurgency) after the removal of Braxiatel from office.

By the time of The Ancestor Cell there appear to be four Chancellors, the Chancellor of Time Past, the Chancellor of Time Present, the Chancellor of Time Parallel and the Chancellor of Time Future.

Known Holders of the office of Chancellor

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Political Office
Chancellor of the High Council of the Klingon Empire
Emblem of the Klingon Empire
Term of Office: Life
Style of Address: ■ "Chancellor"
■ "My Lord"
Method of Selection: ■ Chosen by Arbiter of Succession
■ Won in honorable combat with incumbent
Official Workplace: Great Hall
Formation: c. mid-21st century
Incumbent: Martok, son of Urthog
(From 2375)
Martok, Son of Urthog

The Chancellor of the High Council is the leader of the High Council of the Klingon Empire and is the head of government for the Klingon Empire. The Chancellor became the head of government for the Empire after the fall of the post of Emperor in the mid-21st Century. The Chancellor doubled as the head of state until the restoration of the imperial throne in 2369, but retained political power. The Chancellor is protected at all times by the Yan-Isleth; in 2376, a line of Chancellor-class ships was produced by the Klingon Defense Force, each named in honor of previous chancellors.

Chancellors of the High Council of the Klingon Empire
Emblem of the Klingon Empire Mow'gaM'RekSturkaKeshDurakLorakGorkon, son of ToqAzetbur, daughter of GorkonKaargDitaghKravokh, son of J'DoqK'mpecGowron, son of M'RelMartok, son of Urthog Emblem of the Klingon Empire
Italization indicates Chancellors who may only have served in alternate continuities to the majority listed here.
Heads of Government
Interstellar States Federation PresidentKlingon ChancellorRomulan PraetorImperial Romulan State EmpressCardassian CastellanCardassian Chief ExecutorFerengi Grand NagusTzenkethi AutarchGorn ImperatorBreen Domo • Orion Chancellor • Tholian Ruling ConclaveThallonian Prime MinisterTezwan Prime MinisterEnoch PresidentKropasar High CyningCaeliar Tanwa-Seynorral
Federation Member States United Earth Prime MinisterVulcan AdministratorVulcan High Command AdministratorAndorian ChancellorAlpha Centauri GovernorBajoran First MinisterTrill PresidentCestus GovernorBetazoid GovernorDenevan President • Pacifican Governor • Peliar Zel GovernorZaldan Leader
Federation Colonies Tarsus GovernorAlpha V GovernorMantilles Governor • Caldos Governor
UFP Member State Polities United States President (United Earth)Governor of Prophet's Landing (Republic of Bajor)
Mirror Universe Terran EmperorTerran ConsulKlingon Regent

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Chancellor is a title used by some planets for the head of government. Planets lead by chancellors include Andoria, Malcor III, Ka'al, and Qo'noS. (ENT: "The Aenar"; TNG: "First Contact"; Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

From 2379 to 2382, Ar'kon was the chancellor of the So'ja Coalition, whose capital is located on the planet of Ka'al. (Star Trek: Pioneer (STP): "The Removal, Part 2", "Torment and Woe")

See also: Klingon chancellor

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Symbol of the Galactic Senate after the Ruusan Reformations.
"The Chancellor is not a bad man, Obi-Wan."
Anakin Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi, speaking of Palpatine

Supreme Chancellor, usually simply known as Chancellor and also known as Chancellor of the Republic, Grand Chancellor,[1] President of the Republic,[2] or President of the Senate[3] was the title of the Head of State and Government as well as Senate President and Senate Chair of the Galactic Republic.


Appointment of the Chancellor

The Chancellor was elected by and from senators and representatives of the Galactic Senate and could serve two four-year terms. The Chancellor could be removed from office at any time by the Senate with a Vote of No Confidence. Note that all Chancellors elected between 1,600 BBY and 1000 BBY were Jedi, a trend finally broken with the 1000 BBY election of Tarsus Valorum.[4]

Elections for Chancellor

Powers and functions

The office was largely powerless in the last years of the Republic, especially after the Ruusan Reformations, and the Chancellor served mainly as an officiator of parliamentary procedure and the first among equals in the Senate. However, it had the authority to call an Extraordinary Session of the Senate, and could invoke "Chancellor's prerogative" in circumventing minor aspects of the Senate's parliamentary procedure. He also was the head of the Senatorial Council.

It was still a very prestigious position, however, and the Chancellor had a grand office in both the Senate Rotunda's Chancellery and in the dome-like Senate Office Building in Galactic City. The Chancellor was properly addressed as "Your Excellency". The symbol of the office of the Chancellor, as well as the Galactic Senate as a whole, was a fanned spear. This sigil was also emblazoned prominently on the Chancellor's podium in the center of the Senate Rotunda's Main Chamber. When in the Main Chamber, the Chancellor usually wore a Veda cloth robe. The Chancellor was elected from among the Senators who made up the Galactic Senate and served a term of office that lasted for four standard years. A Chancellor could legally serve only two consecutive four-year terms before he or she had to step down due to term limits.

Chancellor Finis Valorum was seen during the Blockade of Naboo and presided over the dispute between Naboo and the Trade Federation. He was ousted when Queen Amidala, on Senator Palpatine's urging, moved for a vote of no confidence.

The office became much more powerful during the term of Chancellor Palpatine, who was able to convince the Senate to grant him a range of "emergency" powers due to the Separatist Crisis and then the Clone Wars, including an unconstitutional extension of his term of office after 24 BBY for the duration of the Separatist Crisis and authority as Commander-in-Chief of their new military during the Clone Wars. The Chancellor was given more direct power over administrative concerns, and he was allowed to overrule local planetary and sectorial governments. The Sector Governance Decree allowed him to appoint military governors to every planet in the Republic, and the Security Act gave him complete control over the Jedi Order and Republic military, stripping both the Jedi and the Senate of their previous oversight.

Eventually, Palpatine became a dictator and proclaimed himself Emperor of the galaxy, thus abolishing the office of Chancellor and transforming the Galactic Republic into the Galactic Empire. The position was not revived by the New Republic, which chose instead to call its chief executive the Chief of State. Although the office of Chancellor had existed as a symbol of good for thousands of years since the dawn of the Galactic Republic, Palpatine's thirteen years in the Chancellorship, added to his reign as Galactic Emperor, forever tainted the once noble and prestigious position to the point where it was far too controversial to be revived in the New Republic.

List of known Supreme Chancellors

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, last chancellor of the Galactic Republic

Behind the scenes

The Chancellorship may not be the original name for the Republic's leader, the leader of the Republic had previously been styled President of the Republic or President of the Senate in previous works as early as the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novelization, though this may also have simply been one of the Chancellor's many titles. There is further confusion in that The Essential Chronology and The New Essential Chronology use both titles to describe the Republic's leader during the Great Sith War. It is also possible that the offices of President and Chancellor existed independently of each other at first, but were at some point merged (possibly as part of the Ruusan Reformation).

However, while works only referred to the leader of the Republic as the Chancellor following the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, George Lucas used the term to describe the leader of the Old Republic in interviews as far back as 1977.[7]

If you enter the code SUPREME CHANCELLOR in The Force Unleashed video game, it unlocks every costume in the game.


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  • Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic, Threat of Peace Act 1: Treaty of Coruscant
  • Darth Bane: Rule of Two
  • Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
  • Cloak of Deception
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novel
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (First identified as Chancellor)
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace junior novel
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Non-canonical appearance)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Non-canonical appearance)
  •  Biscuit Baron to Celebrate "Heroes of the Republic"HoloNet News Vol. 531 49
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novel
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Republic 61: Dead Ends
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars novel
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars Volume 2: Crash Course
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2 (Non-canonical appearance)
  • The Clone Wars: Procedure
  • The Clone Wars: Agenda
  • The Clone Wars: Transfer (Appears in hologram)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Liberty on Ryloth" (Appears in hologram)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Children of the Force"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lightsaber Lost" (Appears on screen)
  • Yoda: Dark Rendezvous
  •  "Chain of Command" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 10
  •  "Life Below" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 9
  • Labyrinth of Evil
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith junior novel
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Mentioned only)
  • The Last of the Jedi: A Tangled Web (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Rebellion 9: The Ahakista Gambit, Part 4 (Mentioned only)
  • Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Mentioned only)
  • Destiny's Way (Mentioned only)
  • The Unifying Force (Mentioned only)


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Notes and references

  1. Marching Orders
  2. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novelization
  3. Imperial Sourcebook
  4. Darth Bane: Rule of Two
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji
  6. Star Wars: The Old Republic, Threat of Peace Act 1: Treaty of Coruscant"
  7. The Republic Revolution, The Secret History of Star Wars

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