Hubert Jerningham

Sir Hubert Edward Henry Jerningham, KCMG, DL (1842–1914) was British Liberal Party politician and Governor of Trinidad and Tobago between 1897 and 1900.

He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Berwick-upon-Tweed from 1881 to 1885.

While he was governor of Trinidad and Tobago, the Trinidad Government Railway was extended from Cunupia to Tabaquite. The railway junction formed by this extension was named Jerningham Junction. He also instituted an award for the top student in the Island Scholarship examinations, a gold medal called the "Jerningham Medal" (today known as the "President's Medal").

Jerningham advised the Colonial Office to suspend the charter of the Borough of Port of Spain in 1898 following a dispute with the Borough Council. The borough charter was suspended on January 1 1899; the suspension remained in effect until 1914. This action made Jerningham very unpopular with the population.


*cite book | author=Anthony, Michael | title=Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago | publisher=Scarecrow Press, Inc. Lanham, Md., and London | year=2001 |id=ISBN 0-8108-3173-2
* [ Historical list of MPs: B, part 2]

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