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Florizel Augustus Augustus Glasspole Edit Profile

governor general of Jamaica

Florizel GLASSPOLE, Jamaican politician. Order of Andres Bello (1st Class) (Venezuela) 1973. House of Representatives 1944-1973; Standing Committee on West Indian Federation 1953-1958, House of Representatives Committee preparing Jamaica's independence constitution, member Delegate finalizing constitution with British Government 1962; Board of Governors Institute of Jamaica 1944-1957, Kingston School Board; K.S.A.C. 1944-1955.

Background

GLASSPOLE, Florizel was born on September 25, 1909 in Kingston. Son of Reverend Theophilus A. Glasspole and Florence Glasspole (née Baxter).

Education

Student (British Trade Union Congress scholar 1946-1947), Ruskin College, Oxford University, England.

Career

Practicing accountant, 1932-1934. General secretary Jamaica United Clerks Association, 1937-1948, Jamaica Trades Union Congress, 1939-1952. President Jamaica Printers and Allied Workers Union, 1942-1948.

General secretary Water Commission and Manual Workers Association, 1941-1948. Workers representative numerous government boards, since 1942. President Macahado Employees Union, 1952-1955.

Member House of Representatives for Kingston Eastern and Port Royal, 1944-1973. Minister of labour, 1955-1957, of Education, 1957-1962, 72-73. Leader House of Representatives, 1955-1962, 72-73.

Member delegate agreeing constitution with British Government, 1962. Governor-general of Jamaica, 1973-1990.

Membership

House of Representatives 1944-1973. Standing Committee on West Indian Federation 1953-1958, House of Representatives Committee preparing Jamaica's independence constitution, member Delegate finalizing constitution with British Government 1962. Board of Governors Institute of Jamaica 1944-1957, Kingston School Board.

K.S.A.C. 1944-1955.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sports, gardening.

Connections

Married Ina Josephine Kinlocke in 1934.

father:
Reverend Theophilus A. Glasspole

mother:
Florence Glasspole (née Baxter)

spouse:
Ina Josephine Kinlocke