Louise Lake-Tack

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Her Excellency
Louise Lake-Tack

Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda
Assumed office
17 July 2007
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer
Preceded by James Carlisle
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 the current 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 is the first woman to hold the office.

Honours[change | change source]

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