|6th President of Dominica|
2 October 2003 – 17 September 2012
|Prime Minister||Pierre Charles
Osborne Riviere (Acting)
|Preceded by||Vernon Shaw|
|Succeeded by||Eliud Williams|
|Born||Nicholas Joseph Orville Liverpool
9 September 1934
Grand Bay, Dominica
|Died||1 June 2015
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Resting place||Grand Bay Roman Catholic Church Cemetery|
|Alma mater||University of Hull
City Law School
University of Sheffield
In 1957, Liverpool 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 received a Ph.D degree from University of Sheffield in 1965. After 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 served on a number of tribunals and commissions for legal reform. In 2002 he was chairman of the constitutional review commission for Grenada. The University of Hull awarded him a degree of Doctor of Laws in July 2011.
In the same year as elected president, 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.
In 2012 Liverpool was awarded and invested by HRH The Duke of Castro as a Knight Grand Cross with Gold Star of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George in recognition to his contribution to law and Catholic Life and served from 2014 as Vice Delegate for Dominica for the Order.
- "Curriculum Vitae of Dr. N.J.O. Liverpool, D.A.H. President of the Commonwealth of Dominica", President's Office. Accessed 26 July 2008.
- Turner, Barry, eds. The Statesman's Yearbook 2010: The Politics, Cultures And Economies Of The World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, p. 405.
- "His Excellency Dr Nicholas Liverpool DAH, OCC". University of Hull. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
- List of Dominican ambassadors to the United States, U.S. State Department website.
- "His Excellency Dr. Nicholas J. O. Liverpool D.A.H. O.C.C.". Office of the President of Dominica.
- "Dominica's president to serve second term", caribbeannetnews.com, 26 July 2008.
- "More condolence messages for Dr Liverpool". Dominica Vibes. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
- "Former head of state dies". Jamaica Observer. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
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