Boswell Williams

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His Excellency

Boswell B. Williams

Governor-General of Saint Lucia
In office
June 19, 1980 – December 13, 1982
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byAllen Montgomery Lewis
Succeeded byAllen Montgomery Lewis
Personal details
Born(1926-05-16)May 16, 1926
Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia
DiedJuly 20, 2014(2014-07-20) (aged 88)
Sans Soucis, Castries, St. Lucia

Boswell Bennie Williams (May 16, 1926 – July 20, 2014) was a Saint Lucian politician who represented the district of Vieux Fort in the legislature from 1974 to 1979.[1]

He was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom as Governor-General on June 19, 1980,[2][3] replacing Sir Allen Montgomery Lewis, father of the former Prime Minister Vaughan Lewis. He was initially Acting Governor General, becoming Governor General in December 1981. Williams had to confront the most serious constitutional crisis in the history of Saint Lucia soon after the rejection of Prime Minister Allan Louisy's budget proposal. He resigned on December 13, 1982.[4]

Williams died at his home in Sans Soucis on July 20, 2014.[4]

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  2. ^ 43rd, Ed 2002; Limited, Europa Publications (2003-07-10). The Europa world year book. Taylor & Francis Group. p. 3536. ISBN 978-1-85743-197-1. Retrieved 1 April 2011. In February 1980 a new Governor-General, Boswell Williams, was appointed.
  3. ^ Calvert, Peter (1991). Political and economic encyclopaedia of South America and the Caribbean. Longman Group. p. 302. ISBN 978-0-582-08528-2. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Former Governor General is Dead". St. Lucia Times. July 20, 2014. Archived from the original on July 23, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2014.

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