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Howard Cooke

Howard Cooke, former governor-general of Jamaica. Certified teaching Mico College. Decorated Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Queen of England, 1991, Knight St. John's Ambulance (St. John's Ambulance), 1993, Knight Grand Cross of Royal Victorian Order, 1994. Former chairman People's National Party; senior elder, lay pastor United Church Jamaica and Grand Cayman. Member Masons.

Background

  • Cooke, Howard was born on November 13, 1915 in Goodwill, St. James, Jamaica. Son of David Brown Cooke and Mary Jane Minto.

  • Education

    • DEd (honorary), We. Carolona University, 2003. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University West Indies, 2003.

    Career

    • Teacher Mico Training College, 1936-1938. Headmaster Belle Castle All Age School, Port Antonio Upper School, Montego Bay Boys' School, 1952-1958. Branch manager Standard Life Insurance Company, 1960-1971.

      Member West Indies Federal Parliament, 1958-1962. Unit manager Jamaica Mutual Life Assurance Society, 1971-1981. Branch manager Alico Jamica, 1982-1991.

      Minister of government Jamaica, Kingston, 1972-1980, president of senate, 1989-1991, governor general Kingston, 1991—2006.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teaching Mico College.

    Politics

    Religion

    Membership

    Former chairman People's National Party. Senior elder, lay pastor United Church Jamaica and Grand Cayman. Member Masons.

    Personality

    Interests

    Football, cricket, gardening, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Ivy Sylvia Lucille Tai, July 22, 1939. Children: Howard Fitz-Arthur, Richard Washington McDermott, Audrey Faith.
    • father: David Brown Cooke
    • mother: Mary Jane Minto
    • spouse: Ivy Sylvia Lucille Tai
    • children: Howard Fitz-Arthur Cooke
    • Richard Washington McDermott Cooke
    • Audrey Faith Cooke
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    Born November 13, 1915
    Nationality
    • 2003
      We. Carolona University
    • 2003
      University West Indies
    • 1936 - 1938
      Teacher, Mico Training College
    • 1952 - 1958
      headmaster Belle Castle All Age School
    • 1958 - 1962
      member, West Indies Federal Parliament
    • 1960 - 1971
      branch manager, Standard Life Insurance Company
    • 1971 - 1981
      unit manager, Jamaica Mutual Life Assurance Society
    • 1972 - 1980
      minister of government Jamaica
      Kingston, Jamaica
    • 1982 - 1991
      branch manager, Alico Jamica
    • 1991 - 2006
      minister of government Jamaica
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