Clifford Campbell

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Clifford Clarence Campbell and German politician Helmut Lemke in 1967

Sir Clifford Clarence Campbell ON, GCMG, GCVO, K.St.J (28 June 1892[1] – September 1991[2]) was the first Jamaican-born Governor-General of Jamaica. He served in that position from 1 December 1962, until 2 March 1973.

Biography[edit]

Sir Clifford, son of James Campbell and Blance Ruddock Campbell, was a school teacher and headmaster from Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica. He had been an activist of the Jamaica Labour Party, and had served as Speaker of the House of Representatives and later as president of the Senate from 31 August 1962 to 30 November 1962, before being raised to the country's highest office a few months after independence.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Kenneth Blackburne
Governor-General of Jamaica
1962–1973
Succeeded by
Sir Herbert Duffus (acting)