Past Governor Generals



Born 14 May 1858; 4th son of late John Charles Cameron, M.D., Deputy Surgeon-General, and Julia, daughter of late James Mooyaart, Auditor-General of Ceylon.

Married 1887 to Eva Selwyn (died 1944), youngest daughter of Robert Mackintosh Isaacs, LLD., N.S. Wales; had one son and two daughters.

Education: Shrewsbury School; Clifton College; Merton College, Oxon. Private Secretary to late Sir Charles Cameron Lees, K.C.M.G. Governor of the Bahamas, 1882; accompanied him in the same capacity to the Leeward Islands, 1884; Assistant Colonial Secretary and Treasurer, Sierra Leone, 1884; acted as Colonial Secretary, 1885-1886; President of the Virgin Islands with a seat in Leeward Islands Executive and Legislative Councils, 1887-1893; Commissioner of the Turks and Caicos Islands, 1893-1901; Administrator, St. Vincent, 1901-1909; Administrator of St. Lucia, 1909-1913; acted Governor, Windward Islands, on several occasions; Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Colony of the Gambia, 1913-1920; retired, 1920.

Recreations: sundry. Address: c/o G.F. Cameron, Higher Bay Cottage, Northam N. Devon.

Died 20 July 1947.


Saint Lucia's first Governor. Born in Castries on May 12th 1912 and educated in Barbados, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent, Dr Clarke is identified as having had a brilliant scholastic career. He served in a number of key positions in the island's medical service, as well as sports organisations in St. Lucia, the Windward Islands and the West Indies.

Former Speaker of the Legislative Council, Dr. Clarke was educated at Wesley Hall in Barbados, The Roman Catholic Boy's School and St. Mary's College in Castries, and the St. Vincent Grammar School. He studied medicine at the School of Medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland and held the Licentiate awards of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons from Glasgow. In 1944, Dr. Clarke started his medical career in the British Midlands, he returned to Saint Lucia two years later and was made a District Medical Officer working at Soufriere.

Like many other prominent Saint Lucians Dr Clarke served on several boards and organisations. He retired from the Government Service in November 1963 after being the island's Chief Medical Officer.

In sports, Dr. Clarke, who gained his cricket blues from Edinburgh in 1936, was the captain of the Saint Lucia cricket team in 1946, 1950 and 1953. He was the Windward Islands' representative on the West Indies Cricket Board of Control for many years.

In 1964 Dr Clarke found another way to serve his country and people when he became Speaker of the House of Assembly.

When Saint Lucia was granted Associated Statehood in 1967, Dr Frederick Clarke was knighted and made Governor a position he held until his retirement in 1971. He died in 1980.