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Philip Greaves
(1931 - )
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Sir Philip Marlowe Greaves, KA, QC
Acting Governor-General of Barbados

Philip Greaves is a former Barbadian Cabinet Minister and the current Acting Governor-General of Barbados.

Early life and education

Philip Marlowe Greaves was born in Barbados in 1931.

Career

Sir Philip Marlowe Greaves is a former Deputy Prime Minister under the previous Democratic Labour Party Administration (DLP) and longstanding party stalwart.

In 1963, he joined his friends, the late Asquith Phillips and Maurice King at their legal practice in Bridgetown and in 1965 at the invitation of the late Errol Barrow; he joined the Cabinet as Minister without portfolio and Leader of the Senate.  This started his illustrious political career, which spanned 39 years.  In Parliament, he has had the rare distinction of holding the positions at various times of Leader of Government Business in the Senate and Leader of the House of Assembly. 

Important legislation for which he was responsible includes the Succession Act, which, among other things, abolished the right of primogeniture and acknowledged the principle of the “union other than the marriage”.  However, he says that indelibly etched in his mind is his contribution as a delegate to the Constitutional Conference held in London in 1966, in the historic negotiations for independence for Barbados.  Today he is the sole surviving delegate to that conference.

At the end of the Parliamentary term in 1994, he retired from elective politics.

Sir Philip has acted as Governor-General on numerous occasions. On 30 June 2017 he was appointed Acting Governor-General of Barbados following the retiremen of Sir Elliott Belgrave.

Honours and awards

In 1986, the honour of being a Queen's Counsel (QC) was conferred in him.

In 2009, the Accolade of Knight of St. Andrew was conferred on Philip Greaves in recognition of his extraordinary and outstanding achievement, merit in service to Barbados.

Sources
http://gisbarbados.gov.bb
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Occupation Lawyer, Politician
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Date of Birth 1931
Place of Birth Barbados
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Notable Accomplishments
Acting Governor-General of Barbados: 30 June 2017 - present
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Barbados
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