Henry Moore Jackson
Sir Henry Moore Jackson GCMG (
1849- 29 August 1908) was born in Grenadato the Anglican Bishop of the Leeward Islands. He received his education in Englandat Clifton Collegeand the Royal Military Academy. After his education, Jackson went into the military, serving for the Royal Artilleryfrom 1870 to 1885, reaching the rank of captain. In 1880 while still in the Royal Artillery he was also appointed commandant of the Sierra Leone police.
It was after his military service that he became involved in the rule of British colonies. Starting with his appointment as commissioner for
Turks and Caicos Islandsfrom 1885 to 1890 and later Colonial Secretary of the Bahama Islands from 1890 to 1893. His next appointment came in 1894 when he was appointed as Colonial Secretary of Gibraltarfrom 1894 to 1901. Here his education in science proved useful in implementing a plan to construct a new harbour. In 1901 he was appointed Governor of the Leeward Islands, but switched to Governor of Fijiand High Commissioner of the Western Pacificin late 1902. He is credited as having promoted the idea of British rule to the natives of Fiji. The last position he held was Governor of Trinidad and Tobago, which he held until his death on 29 August 1908.
Jackson received several honours, including: Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George in 1899, member of the
Order of St. Gregory the Greatin 1904, and the Grand Cross of St. Michael and St. George.
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