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]

Between 1937 and 1955, Glasspole was general secretary of the Jamaica United Clerks' Association, of the Water Commission Manual Workers' Union, of the Municipal and Parochial General Workers' Union and of the National Workers' Union. He was president of the Jamaica Printers' and Allied Workers' Union, the Machado Employees' Union, and the General Hospital and Allied Workers' Union.[2]

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.

Glasspole died in Kingston on November 25, 2000, aged 91.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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


  1. ^ Biodata
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Sir Florizel Glasspole". The Telegraph. 28 November 2000. Retrieved 10 March 2015.