Nicholas Liverpool

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Nicholas Liverpool
Nicholas Liverpool.jpg
President of Dominica
In office
2 October 2003 – 17 September 2012
Prime Minister Pierre Charles
Osborne Riviere (Acting)
Roosevelt Skerrit
Preceded by Vernon Shaw
Succeeded by Eliud Williams
Personal details
Born (1934-09-09) 9 September 1934 (age 80)
Grand Bay, Dominica
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Verna Liverpool
Alma mater University of Hull
Inns of Court School of Law
University of Sheffield

Nicholas Joseph Orville Liverpool (born September 9, 1934) is a Dominican politician and jurist who was the sixth President of Dominica, from October 2, 2003 to September 17, 2012.

In 1957 he entered the University of Hull and obtained an LL.B (Hons.) degree in 1960. He was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1961. He obtained a Ph.D degree from University of Sheffield in 1965.[1] While returning to the Caribbean, he spent 18 years as a law lecturer at the University of the West Indies in Barbados and in 1992 became dean of its law school. He served as a regional judge and then an appeal court judge in several countries in the Caribbean including Belize and Grenada. He also served as a high court judge in Antigua and Montserrat and has served on a number of tribunals and commissions for legal reform. In 2002 he was chairman of the constitutional review commission for Grenada.[2] The University of Hull awarded him a degree of Doctor of Laws in July 2011.[3]

He became Ambassador to the United States in March 1998[4] and served in that capacity until 2001.

[5] In the same year as elected president Dr. Liverpool was awarded the Dominica Award of Honour. Between 2002 and 2003 he also served as a Member of the UNESCO governing board. In July 2008 he agreed to serve a second term as President upon the expiration of his first term, following a joint nomination by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Opposition Leader Earl Williams.[6]


  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae of Dr. N.J.O. Liverpool, D.A.H. President of the Commonwealth of Dominica", President's Office, Accessed July 26, 2008.
  2. ^ Turner, Barry., eds. The Statesman's Yearbook 2010: The Politics, Cultures And Economies Of The World. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Print. pg 405
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  4. ^ List of Dominican ambassadors to the United States, U.S. State Department website.
  5. ^ Liverpool, Nicolas. "His Excellency Dr. Nicholas J. O. Liverpool D.A.H. O.C.C.". His Excellency Dr. NichoOffice of the President of Dominicalas J. O. Liverpool D.A.H. O.C.C. 
  6. ^ "Dominica's president to serve second term", Caribbean Net News, July 26, 2008.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vernon Shaw
President of Dominica
Succeeded by
Eliud Williams