Florizel Glasspole

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Sir Florizel Augustus Glasspole, ON, GCMG, GCVO, K.St.J (25 September 1909, Kingston, Jamaica – 25 November 2000, Kingston, Jamaica) was the third Governor General of Jamaica.[1]

An activist of the clerk's union in the 1930s, Glasspole was an early member of the People's National Party, he was elected to the House of Representatives in the first universal suffrage elections, in 1944, from the constituency of East Kingston and Port Royal, and held the seat through every election until he was elevated to the office of Governor General in 1973. He held that office until 1991, when he was replaced by Sir Howard Cooke.

From 1955 to 1962, and again from 1972 to 1973, he served as minister of education under Norman Manley before independence, and under Michael Manley in 1972.

Preceded by
Sir Herbert Duffus
Governor-General of Jamaica
1973 – 1991
Succeeded by
Edward Zacca


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