Sir Allen Montgomery Lewis
|Governor-General of Saint Lucia|
22 February 1979 - 19 June 1980
|Office Established |
Himself as Governor
13 December 1982 - 30 April 1987
|Stanislaus A. James|
|Governor of Saint Lucia|
|Ira Marcus Simmons|
|Office Abolished |
Himself as Governor-General
|Born||26 October 1909|
|Died||18 February 1993(aged 83)|
He became a member of Castries City Council in 1941, acting as Chairman six times. He was one of the founders and the first president of the Saint Lucia Labour Party in 1950. Before his appointments to the viceregal post, Sir Allen sat on the legislative council (1943-1951) and was a senator in the Federal Parliament of the West Indies Federation (1958-1959).
Sir Allen had a distinguished legal career alongside his political accomplishments; he was a judge on the Jamaican Court of Appeal (1962-1967) and the first Chief Justice of the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court (1967-1972). In 1975 he became Chancellor of the University of the West Indies.
In 1972 he returned to Saint Lucia and spent two years establishing a National Development Corporation to develop the economy of the island, after which he was appointed Governor of Saint Lucia, the Queen's representative. When St Lucia gained independence in 1979 he served twice in the equivalent role as Governor-General of Saint Lucia (1979-1980 and 1982-1987).