Sir Florizel Glasspole (1909-2000) - The National Library of Jamaica

Sir Florizel Glasspole (1909-2000)

Former Governor General of Jamaica Sir Florizel was born in Kingston, Jamaica on September 25, 1909. His parents were the Rev. Theophilus A. Glasspole and Florence Baxter-Glasspole. Sir Florizel Augustus Glasspole was married and had one daughter. His wife is Ina Josephine, nee Kinlocke.EducationHe was educated at Buff Bay Infant School, Central branch Elementary School, Wolmer’s Boys School (1922-1926) and Ruskin College, Oxford, where he majored in Trade Union Studies on a one year scholarship awarded by The British Trade Union Congress in 1946.  He studied accounting with a Mr. R. A. Parkinson and completed his studies by correspondence courses from The Scottish School of Accountancy.

Sir Florizel Glasspole served as Governor General from June 27, 1973 until March 3, 1991. He died on Saturday November 25, 2000 at the age 91.