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Fenton Ramsahoye

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Name  Fenton Ramsahoye
Role  Lawyer
Education  University of London

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Tribute to Sir Fenton Ramsahoye, QC, SC

Sir Fenton Ramsahoye QC (born 20 May 1929) is a Guyanese lawyer and politician who served for over twenty years in Antigua and Barbuda.


Ramsahoye studied at London University where he was awarded B.A. in 1949 and LL.B., LLM in 1953 and 1956. He was called to bar at Lincoln's Inn on 10 February 1953 and was awarded Ph.D. in Comparative Land Law from London School of Economics and Political Science in 1959.

Ramsahoye was at the forefront of the independence movement. In 1961 he was elected a Member of Parliament of Guyana and remained in parliament until 1973. He was Attorney General of Guyana from 1961 to 1964 and a member of Board of Governors of University of Guyana from 1962 to 1964. He holds the record for making the most appearances before the Privy Council in the Caribbean. Ramsahoye was appointed Senior Counsel in Guyana in 1971. From 1972 to 1975 he was Deputy Director of Legal Education for the Council of Legal Education in the West Indies and head of Hugh Wooding Law School as a professor.

Ramsahoye is a Queen's Counsel and member of the bars of England and Wales, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, the Territories of the Eastern Caribbean including Montserrat, and the British Virgin Islands.

Ramsahoye was knighted in 2006 by Governor General Sir James Carlisle during a ceremony at Government House in Antigua.

Ramsahoye married Phyllis Gwendolyn Lutz, the daughter of Richard Benjamin Lutz of South Australia. .


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