|Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda|
17 July 2007 – 14 August 2014
|Prime Minister||Baldwin Spencer|
|Preceded by||James Carlisle|
|Succeeded by||Rodney Williams|
26 July 1944 |
St Phillip's, 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. 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.
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.
Governor-General[change | change source]
She took office as Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda on 17 July 2007.  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.
Honours[change | change source]
- Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (GCMG, 13 November 2007)
- Dame of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (DStJ, 16 October 2007)
References[change | change source]
- Antigua Gets First Female Governor General Hard Beat News.com 16 July 2007
- Antigua's first female G-G sworn in Jamaica Gleaner July 19, 2007
- London Gazette Tuesday, 13 November 2007
- Court Circular detailing investiture as a Dame of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem