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Sir John Montague Stow
1st Governor-General of Barbados
In office
30 November 1966 – 18 May 1967
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterErrol Walton Barrow
Preceded byOffice Established
Himself as Governor
Succeeded byArleigh Winston Scott
Governor of Barbados
In office
8 October 1959 – 29 November 1966
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byRobert Arundell
Succeeded byOffice Abolished
Himself as Governor-General
Commissioner of Saint Lucia
In office
MonarchsGeorge VI
Elizabeth II
Preceded byEdward Twining
Succeeded byJohn Thorp
Personal details
Born(1911-10-03)3 October 1911
Simla, Punjab Province, British Raj
Died16 March 1997(1997-03-16) (aged 85)
London, England, United Kingdom

Sir John Montague Stow GCMG KCVO (3 October 1911[1] – 16 March 1997)[2] was a British colonial official who served in various roles.[3]

The son of Indian civilian Sir Alexander Montague Stow, John Stow was born in Simla, India, and was educated at Harrow and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He joined the Colonial Administrative Service in 1934 and was posted as a cadet to Nigeria. In 1938 he was appointed administrative officer in Kenya, and was seconded to The Gambia later that year as assistant district officer.

From 1947 until 1953 he served as the British government's Commissioner of Saint Lucia. In a later role, he was the last governor of the former colony of Barbados, serving from 8 October 1959 until 29 November 1966, and following Barbados obtaining independence from the United Kingdom on 30 November 1966, Stow was appointed as the first governor-general of Barbados, a position he served until 18 May 1967.[4][5] He died on 16 March 1997, aged 85.

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Ross, Martha; Spuler, Bertold (4 December 2013). Profile of Sir John Montague Stow. ISBN 9780859350563. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  3. ^ The Ideal Governor General Part IV The Caribbean Experience Archived 2 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine, 12 May 2014, The Nassau Guardian, The Bahamas.
  4. ^ STOW, Sir John Montague, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2015 (online edition, Oxford University Press, 2014)
  5. ^ "Countries Ba-Bo". Retrieved 20 March 2016.
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Preceded by Commissioner of Saint Lucia
Succeeded by
Preceded by Governor of Barbados
Succeeded by
Preceded by
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