Sir David James Gardiner Rose Governor-General of Guyana from 1966 to 1969.(10 April 1923 – 10 November 1969) was
Sir David Rose
|2nd Governor-General of Guyana|
16 December 1966 – 10 November 1969
|Prime Minister||Forbes Burnham|
|Preceded by||Sir Richard Luyt |
Sir Kenneth Sievewright Stoby (acting)
|Succeeded by||Sir Edward Luckhoo|
David James Gardiner Rose
10 April 1923
Mahaica, British Guiana (now Guyana)
|Died||10 November 1969 (aged 46)|
|Resting place||Georgetown, Guyana|
Rose was born in Mahaica in British Guiana on 10 April 1923, and was educated at Mount St Mary's College in England. Returning to British Guiana in 1948, following World War II, the newly wed Rose joined the colonial police force and later became Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime). In 1960-61 he was appointed as defence officer to the Federal Government of the West Indies Federation in Trinidad. Following the breakup of the Federation, between 1964 and 1966, he was the Administrator of Antigua. He was then transferred to a newly independent Guyana, where he served as Governor General from 1966 to 1969.
He was killed in an accident while visiting London to relinquish his post. He had been luncheoning at the West Indian Club, Whitehall Court, when some scaffolding collapsed upon a car in which he found himself.
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