List of Heads of State of Barbados
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List of Heads of State of Barbados

This is a list of the heads of state of Barbados, from the independence of Barbados in 1966 to the present day.

From 1966 the head of state under the Barbados Independence Act 1966 is the Queen of Barbados, Elizabeth II, who is also the Monarch of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. The Queen is represented in Barbados by a Governor-General.

Monarch (1966-present)

The succession to the throne is the same as the succession to the British throne.

No Monarch
(Birth-Death)
Portrait Reign Royal House Prime Minister
Reign start Reign end Duration
1 Queen Elizabeth II
(1926-)
Queen Elizabeth II in March 2015.jpg 1966 54 years, 238 days Windsor Barrow
Adams
St. John
Barrow
Sandiford
Arthur
Thompson
Stuart
Mottley

Governor-General

The Governor-General is the representative of the Monarch in Barbados and exercises most of the powers of the Monarch. The Governor-General is appointed for an indefinite term, serving at the pleasure of the Monarch. After the passage of the Statute of Westminster 1931, the Governor-General is appointed solely on the advice of the Cabinet of Barbados without the involvement of the British government. In the event of a vacancy the Chief Justice served as Officer Administering the Government.

Status
  Denotes Chief Justice acting as Officer Administering the Government
No Governor-General
(Birth-Death)
Portrait Term of office Monarch Prime Minister
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Sir John Montague Stow
(1911-1997)
No image.png 1966 1967 169 days Elizabeth II Barrow
2 Sir Arleigh Winston Scott
(1900-1976)
No image.png 1967 1976
(died in office.)
9 years, 83 days Elizabeth II Barrow
- Sir William Randolph Douglas
(1921-2003)
No image.png 1976 1976 100 days Elizabeth II Barrow
Adams
3 Sir Deighton Lisle Ward
(1909-1984)
No image.png 1976 1984
(died in office.)
7 years, 53 days Elizabeth II Adams
- Sir William Randolph Douglas
(1921-2003)
No image.png 1984 1984 46 days Elizabeth II Adams
4 Sir Hugh Springer
(1913-1994)
No image.png 1984 1990 6 years, 102 days Elizabeth II Adams
St. John
Barrow
Sandiford
5 Dame Nita Barrow
(1916-1995)
No image.png 1990 1995
(died in office.)
5 years, 166 days Elizabeth II Sandiford
Arthur
- Sir Denys Williams
(1929-2014)
No image.png 1995 1996 165 days Elizabeth II Arthur
6 Sir Clifford Husbands
(1926-2017)
No image.png 1996 2011 15 years, 152 days Elizabeth II Arthur
Thompson
Stuart
- [1] Elliott Belgrave
(1931-)
No image.png 2011 2012 212 days Elizabeth II Stuart
- [2] Sandra Mason
(1949-)
No image.png 2012 2012 2 days Elizabeth II Stuart
7 Sir Elliott Belgrave
(1931-)
No image.png 2012 2017 5 years, 29 days Elizabeth II Stuart
- [3] Sir Philip Greaves
(1931-)
No image.png 2017 2018 191 days Elizabeth II Stuart
8 Dame Sandra Mason
(1949-)
No image.png 2018 3 years, 199 days Elizabeth II Stuart
Mottley

Standards

Living former heads of state

There is one living former Barbadian Head of State:

Image Name Term/Reign Office Date of birth
No image.png Sir Clifford Husbands 1996-2011 Governor-General of Barbados (1926-08-05) 5 August 1926 (age 94)
No image.png Sandra Mason 2012 Officer Administrating the Government (1949-01-17) 17 January 1949 (age 72)

References

  1. ^ Judge of the Supreme Court
  2. ^ Judge of the Supreme Court
  3. ^ Former Deputy Prime Minister

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