Walk Good, Sir Howard Cooke

Sir Howard Cooke being sworn in as Governor General in 1991. At right is former Prime Minister Michael Manley.

By now, you would have heard the news that former Governor General, Sir Howard Cooke, died this afternoon. Born in Goodwill, St James, on November 13, 1915, Sir Howard would have been 99 in October. Below is a comprehensive profile from The Gleaner.

When Norman Manley’s groundbreaking Jamaica Welfare took shape in 1937, the 21-year-old St James native Howard Felix Hanlan Cooke, fresh out of a triumphal studentship at Mico Teacher-Training College, could not resist the call for self-sacrificing recruits to go into the Jamaican hinterland to give children the gift of learning… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

Read his official King’s House profile here.