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Lenworth Johnson
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Lenworth Johnson
Former Senator, Antigua and Barbuda

Lenworth Johnson is an Antiguan lawyer, politician, and a former Senator.

Early life and education

Lenworth Johnson was born and raised in the St. John's City South constituency on Charlesworth Ross Street (formerly known as Nelson Street) to Wally and Ada May Johnson. He attended the Foundation Mixed School from 1960 to 1967. He obtained his Secondary education at the St. Joseph's Academy, where he excelled in academics and represented the Academy in basketball.

He began studying law in 1993 at Holborn College in London, England. In 1996, he was awarded his Law Degree from the University of Wolverhampton in England. He completed his Certificate in Legal Education at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad. He was called to the Antigua & Barbuda Bar as an Attorney-at-Law in 1997.

Career

After graduating from secondary school in 1973, he worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia, where he rose to the position of Assistant Manager of Operations in Grenada. Lenworth returned to Antigua in 1982 where he was employed as the Assistant Accountant at Joseph Dew, Division of Dantzler, West Indies.

He gained extensive experience in accounting between 1986 and 1993 and was part owner of the chartered accounting firm of Gregory and Associates. He is an experienced accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Antigua and Barbuda.

Johnson unsuccessfully contested the St. John's City South seat in the 2009 election for the United Progressive Party (UPP).

He served as a Senator in the Upper House of Parliament from 1989 to 1994 and was appointed once more in 2004. As Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and the Economy, Johnson is part of the Ministry of Finance’s team which has revived the economy and re-established sound fiscal and monetary policies in Antigua & Barbuda.

ELECTION TIMELINE
Year District Party Votes % votes Result Notes
2009 St. John's City South United Progressive Party 631 43.31% Lost Lost to Steadroy Benjamin (ALP)
PARLIAMENTARY TIMELINE
Post Chamber Party Date
Senator Senate UPP 1989 - 1994
Senator Senate UPP 2004 - 2009
Sources
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Occupation Lawyer, Politician
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Place of Birth Antigua and Barbuda
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Notable Accomplishments
Former Election Candidate, Antigua and Barbuda
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and the Economy, antigua and Barbuda
Former Senator, Antigua and Barbuda
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