Louise Lake-Tack

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Her Excellency
Louise Lake-Tack

GCMG DStJ
Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda
In office
17 July 2007 – 14 August 2014
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer
Preceded by James Carlisle
Succeeded by Rodney Williams
Personal details
Born 26 July 1944 (1944-07-26) (age 70)
St Phillip's, Antigua and Barbuda

Dame Louise Agnetha Lake-Tack, GCMG, DStJ (born 26 July 1944) is a former Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda.

Background and earlier career[change | change source]

Louise Lake-Tack was born in St. Philip's Parish, Antigua in 1944. She went to Freetown Government School before attending the Antigua Girls High School in St. John's.[1] After graduating she went to the United Kingdom. She studied nursing at Charing Cross Hospital. She worked first at the National Heart Hospital and later at the Harley Street Clinic.[1]

Lake-Tack later studied and graduated in law. She was a magistrate at both Marylebone and Horseferry Magistrate Courts. She also sat at Pocock Street Crown Court and Middlesex Crown Court to hear appeal cases from the lower courts. She was a member of the Antigua and Barbuda National Association (London) for the 24 years before her appointment as Governor-General.[1]

Governor-General[change | change source]

She took office as Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda on 17 July 2007. [2] She was the first woman to hold the office. On 14 August 2014, she was replaced by Dr Rodney Williams, who took office as the 4th Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda.

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