|Birth||31 December 1920|
|Death||21 February 1997|
Joshua Francis Rowley, M.A., JP, DCL (31 December 1920 – 21 February 1997), was the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk from 1978 to 1994.
He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.He served in the Grenadier Guards from 1940 to 1946. He was Deputy Secretary of the National Trust from 195 to 1955. In 1959 he married The Hon. Celia Ella Vere Monckton, 2nd daughter of the 8th Viscount Galway: they had one daughter. On 19 January 1962 he succeeded his father, Charles.He was Chairman of West Suffolk County Council from 1971 to 1974; and of Suffolk County Council from 1976 to 1978. He was successively Deputy Lieutenant, High Sheriff, and Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk before his appointment as Lord-Lieutenant. He was appointed a JP in 1978 and Honorary DCL by UEA in 1991.