George Lepping

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Sir George Lepping
GCMG, MBE
George Lepping at Hibiscus Hotel (later: King Solomon Hotel) in Honiara (June 1993), for the closure of Youth Challenge International's Project Solomon Islands 1993.
George Lepping at Hibiscus Hotel (later: King Solomon Hotel) in Honiara (June 1993), for the closure of Youth Challenge International's Project Solomon Islands 1993.
Governor General of Solomon Islands
In office
7 July 1988 – 6 July 1994
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Sir Baddeley Devesi
Succeeded by Sir Moses Pitakaka
Personal details
Born (1947-11-22)22 November 1947
Shortland Islands, Solomon Islands
Died 24 December 2014(2014-12-24) (aged 67)
Honiara, Solomon Islands

Sir George Gerea Dennis Lepping, GCMG, MBE (22 November 1947 – 24 December 2014)[1] served as the second Governor-General of the Solomon Islands from 7 July 1988 to 6 July 1994.[2] Lepping is a native of the Shortland Islands of Western Province.[3]

In March 2010, Sir George was appointed the Chairman of the 2012 Festival Pacific Arts Organising Committee.[4]

Up until his death, he was a chairman of the Eminent Persons Advisory Council (EPAC) of the Solomon Islands Government's Constitutional Reform Unit.[5]

He died at his residence in Honiara, was a Catholic and, in honour of him, a state funeral was held at the Holy Cross Cathedral in Honiara.[2] He was laid to rest on his home island in the Shortland Islands.[5]

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Obituary

  1. ^ "Preview Family Record: Lepping". Burke's Peerage. Burke's Peerage (UK) Limited. Archived from the original on 2012-07-20. Retrieved 24 August 2016. SIR GEORGE GERIA DENNIS LEPPING , GCMG (1988), MBE (1981) [Sir George Lepping GCMG MBE, PO Box 1431, Honiara, Solomon Is]; born 22 Nov 1947; educated St John's and St Peter's Primary Schs, King George VI Secondary Sch, ... 
  2. ^ a b "LATE SIR GEORGE LEPPING IS MERITORIOUS STATESMAN: PM SOGAVARE". Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2016. He served as the second Governor-General of Solomon Islands from 7th July 1988 to 6th July 1994. 
  3. ^ Kabutaulaka, Tarcisius Tara (September 1998). "Pacific Islands Stakeholder Participation in Development: Solomon Islands" (PDF). World Bank. p. 26. Retrieved 2016-08-25. Following independence in 1978, the post was held for two consecutive terms by Baddley Devesi, who comes from Guadalcanal. He was replaced by George Lepping from the Shortland Islands in the Western Province and the present Governor General, Moses Pitakaka, is from Choiseul Province. 
  4. ^ Maka'a, Gina (2010-03-26). "Sir George to head festival committee". Solomon Star. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  5. ^ a b "CRU Pays Tribute to EPAC Chairman" (PDF). Press Release. Solomon Islands Government. Constitutional Reform Unit. 24 December 2014. The late Sir George was laid to rest on his home island in the Shortland Islands (Western Province), in which he was a Paramount chief and traditional leader. 
Preceded by
Sir Baddeley Devesi
Governor-General of the Solomon Islands
1988–1994
Succeeded by
Sir Moses Pitakaka