|Sir Howard Cooke
ON GCMG GCVO CD K.St.J
|Governor-General of Jamaica|
|Preceded by||Edward Zacca (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Kenneth Hall|
|Born||Howard Felix Hanlan Cooke
13 November 1915
Goodwill, St. James, Jamaica
|Spouse(s)||Ivy Sylvia Lucille Tai|
|Alma mater||University of London|
Sir Howard Felix Hanlan Cooke, ON, GCMG, GCVO, CD, K.St.J (born 13 November 1915) was the Governor-General of Jamaica from 1 August 1991 until 15 February 2006 when he became the first governor-general to invest his own successor, Professor Kenneth Octavius Hall. He was styled His Excellency while in office as governor-general.
In his early life he was a teacher, becoming president of the Jamaica Union of Teachers. He also worked in the insurance industry. He became a member of the parliament of the West Indies Federation in 1958, and then the independent Jamaican parliament as a Senator and a Member of the House of Representatives after 1962. He was a minister in the government of Michael Manley during the 1970s and President of the Senate from 1989 to 1991.
- "The Most Honourable Sir Howard Cooke". kingshouse.gov.jm. Retrieved 2010-10-24.
|Governor-General of Jamaica
1991 – 2006
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