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Rowland Phillips (judge)

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Sir Rowland Ricketts Phillips was a Jamaican judge. He served as Chief Justice of Jamaica from 1963 to 1968.Proud to be Jamaican. Kimone Thompson, Jamaica Observer, 5 August 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2019.

Early life and education

Rowland Ricketts Phillips was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on September 30, 1904. He was the son of George Augustus Phillips.
. Phillips attended Cornwall College.

Legal career


Rowland Phillips was appointed Resident Magistrate in . He was elevated to serve as a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Guyana on January 27, 1954. He was named a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Jamaica on October 23, 1959. Phillips was sworn in as Acting Governor General on August 2, 1967 by then Governor General Sir Clifford Campbell.

Personal life

In 1947, Phillips married Enid Daphne Limonius. He had two daughters: Ambassador Elinor Felix and Justice Hilary Phillips.

Honors and awards

Rowland Phillips was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on October 15, 1964.
Category:Chief Justices of Jamaica
Category:Jamaican knights
Category:1904 births
Category:1976 deaths
Category:Cornwall College, Jamaica alumni
 
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