Designation: Former Governor-General
Country: Antigua and Barbuda
Dame Louise Agnetha Lake-Tack GCMG DStJ (July 26, 1944) is a former Antigua and Barbuda Governor-General. She was the first woman to be elected to the position.
Lake-Tack was born in 1944 in Antigua’s St Philip Parish. Before attending Antigua Girls High School in St. John’s, she attended Freetown Government School. After graduation, she moved to the United Kingdom to study nursing at Charing Cross Hospital. After finishing her studies, she worked at the National Heart Hospital and afterward at the Harley Street Clinic.
Lake-Tack went on to study law and work as a magistrate in Marylebone and Horseferry Magistrate Courts. She also handled appeal cases from the lower courts at Pocock Street Crown Court and Middlesex Crown Court. For the 24 years prior to her appointment as Governor-General, she was a member of the Antigua and Barbuda National Association (London).
On July 17, 2007, Lake-Tack was sworn in as Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda. She was the first woman to be elected to the position. Sir Rodney Williams, who became the 4th Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda on August 14, 2014, succeeded her.
Lake-Tack was invested as Dame of the Venerable Order of St. John (DStJ) on October 16, 2007, and became Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George on November 13, 2007. (GCMG). Lake-Tack is a widow and has two children.
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