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Monarch  Elizabeth II
Name  Denys Williams
Prime Minister  Owen Arthur
Education  University of Oxford
Preceded by  Nita Barrow
Succeeded by  Clifford Husbands
Spouse(s)  Carmel Williams

Born  12 October 1929 Barbados (1929-10-12)
Died  August 7, 2014, Bridgetown, Barbados

Sir Denys Ambrose Williams, KCMG, GCM (12 October 1929 – 7 August 2014) was a Chief Justice of Barbados. He served as an acting governor-general from 19 December 1995 until 1 June 1996. His tribute is here.


Life and career

Williams was born to George C. Williams and Violet Williams. He studied at Combermere School and Harrison College in Barbados, won a Barbados Scholarship in 1949 and went on to study law at Oxford University, subsequently being admitted to the English Bar at the Middle Temple.

He then returned to the West Indies, spending some time working for the West Indies Federation based in Trinidad, before returning to Barbados and being admitted as a Magistrate subsequently to be appointed a Judge, being at the time the youngest Judge in the Commonwealth at the age of 37. He subsequently became Chief Justice and was one of the longest serving judges in the Commonwealth, retiring in 2001.

Personal life

Sir Denys died at age 84 on 7 August 2014. He and his wife, Lady Carmel Williams, had six children. A eulogy was delivered at Williams' funeral by his son.


Denys Williams Wikipedia

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