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Kenneth O. Hall

Politician

Sir Kenneth Octavius Hall ON, GCMG, OJ (born 24 April 1941) was Governor-General of Jamaica from 16 February 2006 to 26 February 2009. He was Jamaica's fifth Governor-General since independence in 1962. Hall was born in Lucea, Jamaica. Prior to becoming Governor-General, he was a Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. Hall has served in several other positions including: Hall holds a Bachelor's Degree in History, a post-graduate diploma in International Relations, and a PhD in History from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada. He lectured in History at UWI and was Professor of History at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. He was also Adjunct Professor of Caribbean Studies at SUNY at Albany, and Professor of American Studies at SUNY, Old Westbury. In 1994, Hall had entered the service of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as Deputy Secretary General. In 1996, he assumed the positions of Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the Mona Campus, UWI. He received the Order of Jamaica, a National Honour, in 2004. He was conferred with Jamaica's second highest National Honour, the Order of the Nation, on the occasion of his  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Kenneth Hall
Date of birth
1941-04-24
Place of birth
Lucea
Spouse(s)
Rheima Hall

Education

Institution From To
Queen's University

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