Rodney Williams (governor-general)
|Sir Rodney Williams|
|Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda|
Assumed office |
14 August 2014
|Prime Minister||Gaston Browne|
|Preceded by||Louise Lake-Tack|
citation needed]2 November 1947 [|
Swetes, Antigua and Barbuda
|Political party||Labour Party|
|Alma mater||University of the West Indies|
Background and earlier career
Rodney is the son of Ernest Emmanuel Williams, the former Antigua Labour Party (ALP) parliamentary representative for the St Paul constituency.
He is a medical doctor by profession. He entered politics in 1984 as the Member of Parliament for St Paul constituency, that had been previously represented by his father. Between 1992 and 2004, he served in the cabinet as a minister, holding variously or jointly the portfolios of education, culture, technology, economic development, tourism, and environment. He represented St Paul up to 2004 when he lost his seat in the 2004 general election, when his party, the Antigua Labour Party lost the general elections to the United Progressive Party.
|Viceregal styles of|
Sir Rodney Williams
|Reference style||His Excellency|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Rodney was knighted as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) by Queen Elizabeth II on 17 October 2014. In November 2014 Williams was invested as a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I by Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro.
- "Sir Rodney sworn in as new Governor General | Antigua Observer Newspaper". Antiguaobserver.com. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
- "Hail and Farewell - Caribtimes - Antigua Barbuda". 19 August 2014. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
- "No. 2218472". The London Gazette. 17 October 2014. p. 1108.
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