This Day in History

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Justice Edward Zacca

Edward Zacca was named Acting Governor General

On this day in history March 31, 1991, Edward Zacca was named the Acting Governor General of Jamaica. He served in this position from March 31st to August 1, 1991, until the position was filled by Howard Cooke.

Zacca was also the Chief Justice of the Jamaican Supreme Court from 1985 to 1996. Under the constitution of Jamaica, the Chief Justice of Jamaica can serve as acting Governor-General when that office is vacant. 

In 2015, former Chief Justice Zacca was knighted by The Queen in her 2015 Birthday Honors list. He was knighted as the Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.



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