Maurice King (lawyer)

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Sir Maurice Athelstan King KA, QC (born 1936) is a Barbadian lawyer.[1]


In the late 1970s, King served as Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations, as well as a legal counsel for the Democratic Labour Party.[2][3] He served as Attorney-General of Barbados from 1986 to 1989.[1] He then went on to head the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and International Business from 1989 to 1993.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

King did his secondary education at Harrison College. He graduated from University of Manchester in 1960 and was called to the bar that year. He was knighted in 2009.[1] He has a brother, Edmund King, also a lawyer.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Bryan, Dorian (2009-11-30). "Barbados has two new knights". The Barbados Advocate. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Barbados investigation near end". The Virgin Islands Daily News. 1978-04-10. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  3. ^ Browne, Joe (1981-01-28). "Woman's mynah bird was a major friend". Pittsburg Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  4. ^ "Attorneys admitted to Inner Bar". Barbados Advocate. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 

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