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Nicholas Liverpool

Personal data
Date of birthSeptember 9, 1934(age 82)
Place of birthGrand Bay, Dominica
SpouseVerna Liverpool
7th President of Dominica
Assumed office2 October 2003
Prime ministerPierre Charles
Roosevelt Skerrit
Preceded byVernon Shaw

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Nicholas Joseph Orville Liverpool (born September 9, 1934) is a Dominican politician and jurist who has served as the sixth President of Dominica since October 2, 2003.

In 1957 he entered the University of Hull and obtained an LL.B (Hons.) degree in 1960. He was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1961. He obtained a Ph.D degree from University of Sheffield in 1965. While returning to the Caribbean, he spent 18 years as a law lecturer at the University of the West Indies in Barbados and in 1992 became dean of its law school. He served as a regional judge and then an appeal court judge in serveral countries in the Caribbean including Belize and Grenada. He also served as a high court jduge in Antigua and Montserrat and has served on a number of tribunals and commissions for legal reform. In 2002 he was chairman of the constitutional review commission for Grenada. The University of Hull awarded him a degree of Doctor of Laws in July of 2011.

He became Ambassador to the United States in March 1998 and served in that capacity until 2001.

In July 2008 he agreed to serve a second term as President upon the expiration of his first term, following a joint nomination by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Opposition Leader Earl Williams.




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