John Montague Stow

Governor-General of Barbados Elizabeth II Edward Twining

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
MonarchGeorge VI
Elizabeth II
Preceded byEdward Twining
Succeeded byJohn Thorp
Personal details
Born(1911-10-03)3 October 1911
Died16 March 1997(1997-03-16) (aged 85)

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] From 1947 until 1953 Sir John Stow 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, a position Sir John Stow served from 8 October 1959 until 29 November 1966, and following Barbados obtaining independence from the United Kingdom in 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.

See also


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Profile of Sir John Montague Stow". Books.google.com. 4 December 2013. 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.