Leo de Gale

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Leo de Gale
Governor-General
In office
February 7, 1974 – September 30, 1978
Personal details
Born (1921-12-28)December 28, 1921
St. Andrew's Parish, Grenada
Died March 23, 1986(1986-03-23) (aged 64)
England

Sir Leo Victor de Gale GCMG (December 28, 1921 – March 23, 1986)[1] was the first governor-general of Grenada, from February 7, 1974 to September 30, 1978.[1]

Leo de Gale was born in St. Andrew's Parish, near Grenville, Grenada. He served as acting governor of Grenada for two weeks before it officially achieved independence in February 1974 and he became governor-general. He retired the year before the 1979 Grenada revolution.

In the 1960s, Dame Hilda Bynoe who was the existing governor of Grenada appointed Leo de Gale as the acting governor of Grenada because she had to take care of some business in a foreign country.

Sir Leo de Gale became the first governor-general during the reign of Prime Minister Sir Eric Mathew Gairy. Sir Leo de Gale reigned from 1974 to 1978. He was then followed by Sir Paul Scoon (1978 to 1992).

Following his political career he took up residence in Bristol, England.[1]

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Preceded by
Sir Leo de Gale
(as Governor of Grenada)
Governor-General of Grenada
1974–1978
Succeeded by
Sir Paul Scoon