Dame Louise Lake-Tack
|Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda|
17 July 2007
|Prime Minister||Baldwin Spencer|
|Preceded by||James Carlisle|
26 July 1944 |
St Phillip's, Antigua and Barbuda
Background and earlier career
Louise Lake-Tack was born in St. Philip's Parish, Antigua in 1944. She was educated at Freetown Government School before attending the Antigua Girls High School in St. John's. After graduating she emigrated to the United Kingdom where she studied nursing at Charing Cross Hospital. Following the completion of her studies, she worked first at the National Heart Hospital and later at the Harley Street Clinic.
Lake-Tack later studied and graduated in law and subsequently served as 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 served as a member of the Antigua and Barbuda National Association (London) for the 24 years preceding her appointment as Governor-General.
Lake-Tack is a widow and has two children.
On 13 November 2007 Lake-Tack was appointed as Dame Grand Cross of the Order Of St. Michael and St. George
- Dame of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (DStJ, 16 October 2007)
- Antigua Gets First Female Governor General Hard Beat News.com 16 July 2007[dead link]
- Caribbean Elections, "Dame Louise Lake-Tack", http://www.caribbeanelections.com/knowledge/biography/bios/lake_tack_louise.asp
- Antigua's first female G-G sworn in Jamaica Gleaner July 19, 2007
- The London Gazette: . 13 November 2007.
- Court Circular detailing investiture as a Dame of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem[dead link]
|Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda