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Edmund Hawkins Lake
(16 May 1912 - 16 November 2005)
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Sir Edmund Hawkins Lake
Former Parliamentarian, Antigua and Barbuda

Sir Edmund Hawkins Lake was a former Antiguan parliamentarian.

Early life and education

Edmund Hawkins Lake was born on 16 May 1912 in Antigua and Barbuda to Edmund H. Lake (Sr.) and Florence Drucila Lake.

Career

Lake was one of the early founders and pioneers of the Antigua Trades and Labour Union (ATLU). 

He represented St. John's City South/Barbuda (1951 - 1960) and then St. John's City South (1960 - 1971) for the Antigua Labour Party. He also served as the Minister of Trade and Production in the Vere Bird Administration.

After serving in parliament, Sir Edmund Lake became Antigua and Barbuda’s first resident Ambassador to the United States and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States.  He received his instrument of appointment shortly after my country gained its independence from Great Britain in November 1981, and he assumed his duties in Washington, D.C. in early 1982.  He served for approximately 11 years at the OAS and made a sterling contribution to the political, economic, and social development of the peoples of the Americas. He served as Chair of the Permanent Council on two occasions.

Death

Sir Edmund Lake died on 16 November 2005, aged 93.

 

ELECTION TIMELINE
Year District Party Votes % votes Result Notes
1965 St. John's City South Antigua Labour Party 823 76.49% Won 4th term
1960 St. John's City South Antigua Labour Party 786 94.13% Won 3rd term
1956 St. John's City South Antigua Labour Party 1,271 78.60% Won 2nd term
1951 St. John's City South/Barbuda Antigua Labour Party 1,194 83.91% Won 1st term
PARLIAMENTARY TIMELINE
Post Chamber Party Date
MP for St. John's City South Legislative Council/House of Representatives ALP 1960 - 1971
MP for St. John's City South/Barbuda Legislative Council ALP 1951 - 1960
PORTFOLIOS
Post Date
Minister of Social Services 1956 - 1960
Sources
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Edmund Lake
QUICK FACTS
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Occupation Trade Unionist, Politician, Diplomat
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Date of Birth 16 May 1912
Place of Birth Antigua and Barbuda
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Date of Death 16 November 2005 (aged 93)
Place of Death Antigua and Barbuda
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Notable Accomplishments
Former Parliamentarian
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