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Gerald Owen A. Watt
(19 December 1938 - )
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Sir Gerald Owen A. Watt, KCN, QC
Speaker of the House of Representatives of Antigua and Barbuda

Sir Gerald Watt is the current Speaker of the House of Representatives of Antigua and Barbuda and a former Cabinet Minister.

Early life and education

Gerald Owen A. Watt was born on 19 December 1938 in Antigua. A prominent lawyer, he obtained his legal education in the United Kingdom.

Career

Sir Gerald represented St. John's Rural East for the Progressive Labour Movement from 1971 - 1976.

Sir Gerald is a famoer Chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC).

ELECTION TIMELINE
Year District Party Votes % votes Result Notes6
1980 St. John's Rural East Progressive Labour Movement 414 29.70% Lost Lost to Lester Bird (ALP)
1976 St. John's Rural East Progressive Labour Movement 708 41.43% Lost Lost to Lester Bird (ALP)
1971 St. John's Rural East Progressive Labour Movement 526 52.26% Won 1st term
PARLIAMENTARY TIMELINE
Post Chamber Party Date
Speaker House of Representatives ALP 25 June 2014 - present
MP for St. John's Rural East House of Representatives PLM 1965 - 1971
PORTFOLIOS
Post Date
Attorney General and Minister of National Security, Labour, and Legal Affairs 4 January 1974 - 1 February 1976
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Sir Gerald Watt, KCN, QC
QUICK FACTS
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Occupation Lawyer, Politician
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Date of Birth 19 December 1938
Place of Birth Antigua and Barbuda
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Notable Accomplishments
Speaker of the House of Representatives of Antigua and Barbuda: 25 June 2014 - incumbent
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