Allen Montgomery Lewis

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Sir Allen Montgomery Lewis GCMG, GCVO, K.St.J (26 October 1909 – 18 February 1993) was a barrister and public servant from Saint Lucia who twice served as the country's Governor-General (1979–1980 and 1982–1987). He was one of the founders and the first president of the Saint Lucia Labour Party in 1950. Before his appointments to the viceregal post, Sir Allen sat on the legislative council (1943–1951) and was a senator in the West Indian Federal Parliament (1958–1959).

Sir Allen had a distinguished legal career alongside his political accomplishments; he was a judge on the Jamaican Court of Appeal (1962–1967) and the first Chief Justice of the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court (1967–1972). In 1975 he became Chancellor of the University of the West Indies.

Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Ira Simmons
Governor of Saint Lucia
1974–1979
Created Governor-General
New title Governor-General of Saint Lucia
1979–1980
Succeeded by
Boswell Williams
Preceded by
Boswell Williams
Governor-General of Saint Lucia
1982–1987
Succeeded by
Vincent Floissac, acting

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