Sir Kenneth William Blackburne Print E-mail

Sir Kenneth William Blackburne, K.C.M.G. (1952), C.M.G. (1946), O.B.E. (1939), Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of Jamaica and its Dependencies since December 18, 1957;

Patron: Commodore Royal Jamaica Yacht Club; President Alliance Francaise de la Jamaique, Jamaica Flying Club Ltd., Order of St. John and its Foundations in Jamaica; Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica, Army and Air Cadet Force (Jamaica), Boys’ Town, British West Indies Rifle Association, Child Welfare Association Limited, Jamaica Anti-Tuberculosis League, Jamaica Automobile Association, Jamaica Branch British Red Cross Society, Jamaica Cricket Board of Control, Jamaica Football Association, Jamaica Historical Society, Jamaica Society for the Blind Ltd., Kingston Charity Organisation Society, Royal Air Force Association, The Boys’ Brigade, The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of Jamaica, The Victoria League, The Young Men’s Christian Association; Chief Scout for Jamaica;

Career: Nigeria 1930-1935 - Assistant District Officer; Galilee, Palestine, 1935-1938 - Assistant District Commissioner and Acting District Commissioner; Colonial Office, London, 1938-41 - Assistant Principal and Principal; The Gambia, 1941-43 - Colonial Secretary; 1943-47 - Administrative Secretary to the Comptroller for Development and Welfare in the West Indies and Acting Comptroller; Colonial Office, 1947-50 - Director of Information Services; 1950-56 - Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands;

Born: Bordon Camp, December 12, 1907, elder son of Very Reverend Harry William Blackburne, D.S.O., M.C., Dean emeritus of Bristol;

Educated: Marlborough College and Clare College Cambridge (Honours in Modern Languages and Geography);

Religion: Anglican; m. 1935 Bridgette Senhouse Constant, daughter of James Mackay Wilson, D.L., Currygrane Co. Longford;

Children: 1 son Martin Andrew; 1 daughter – Jean Alice;

Recreation: Sailing and Tennis;

Club: The Anthenaeum, London;

Address in England: Gratwicks, Nr. Steyning, Sussex, England.

 

Source: International Who’s Who 1959

Who’s Who Jamaica - 1957