Daniel Williams (governor-general)

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Sir Daniel Craig Williams
4th Governor-General of Grenada
In office
8 August 1996 – 27 November 2008
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Keith Mitchell
Tillman Thomas
Preceded by Reginald Palmer
Succeeded by Carlyle Glean
Personal details
Born (1935-11-04) November 4, 1935 (age 81)
Saint David Parish, British Windward Islands
(now Grenada)
Alma mater University of London

Sir Daniel Charles Williams GCMG (born November 4, 1935) was a Governor-General of Grenada, from August 8, 1996 until November 27, 2008.[1] He was formally appointed by Queen Elizabeth II on August 9, 1996 after having been nominated by Prime Minister Keith Mitchell.

Williams is the only former Grenadian governor-general who was active in politics prior to his appointment. He was elected to the Parliament of Grenada as a New National Party candidate in 1984. From 1984 to 1989 Williams served in various ministerial roles in the Herbert Blaize government, including a brief stint as acting prime minister in 1988. Williams resumed his private law practice after the NNP was defeated at the 1990 elections.[2]

In 1997, he was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with the Order of Knight Grand Cross of St. Michael and St. George (GCMG).

He founded the law firm Danny Williams & Co.[3]


  1. ^ "Biography: Sir Daniel Charles Williams". gov.gd. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  2. ^ East, Roger; Richard J. Thomas. Profiles of People in Power: The World's Government Leaders, pp. 201–202, 2003. (accessed 20 May 2015)
  3. ^ http://mypages.spiceisle.com/danwil-co/

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Government offices
Preceded by
Reginald Palmer
Governor General of Grenada
1996 – 2008
Succeeded by
Carlyle Glean