Dame Louise Agnetha Lake-Tack, GCMG, DGN, DStJ Former Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda
Dame Louise Agnetha Lake-Tack is a former Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda.
Early life and education
Louise Lake-Tack was born on 26 July
1944 at Long Lane Estate in the Parish of St. Phillip’s,
She was educated at the Freetown Government School
before attending the Antigua Girls High School in St. John’s
After graduation Dame Louise migrated to the United
Kingdom (UK) where she pursued studies in nursing at the Charring
Cross Hospital. Following her studies, she was employed at the
National Heart Hospital and the Harley Street Clinic. She also
studied at a number of educational institutions. These include City
of Westminster College, Thames Valley University, the Open
University, Holborn Law School and the Council of Legal Education to
Study for the bar. She also served as a magistrate, and sat at
Pocock Street Crown Court and Middlesex Crown Court to hear appeals
from the lower courts.
A devout member of the Anglican
Church, she studied for one year to become a Christian counselor at
her local church. “All Souls.” Langham Place, London. She also
worked as a volunteer in the All Souls Christian Bookshop for
Dame Louise is a former member of the
Anti-Apartheid Movement and helped to raise funds for the
educational arm of that movement. She is a member of the Antigua and
Barbuda National Association (London) for the past twenty-four (24)
years. She sat on the church committee of that group which was
instrumental in arranging the annual Antigua and Barbuda
Independence Church Service in London.
Dame Louise demitted office as Governor-General on 13 August 2014. She was succeeded by Dr. Rodney Williams.
Dame Louise is an
avid reader, occasional writer and a very keen gardener who enjoys
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