Former Governor General Boswell Williams passed away at his Sans Souci, Castries home today, July 20.
He was 88.
Williams, born in 1926, represented Vieux Fort in the legislature from 1974 to 1979 and was chosen by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom to carry out the position of governor general of the island on June 19, 1980, replacing Sir Allen Montgomery Lewis, father of the former Prime Minister Vaughan Lewis.
Williams was initially acting governor general, becoming governor general in December 1981 (until December 1982).
He had to confront the most serious constitutional crisis in the history of Saint Lucia soon after the rejection of Prime Minister Allan Louisy’s budget proposal.
After little more than two years in the position, he resigned on December 13, 1982.