Governor-General of the West Indies Federation
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The following is a list of the governors-general of the West Indies Federation (also known as the British Caribbean Federation), consisting of Antigua (with Barbuda), Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks & Caicos Islands. The Federation was formed on 3 January 1958, and was formally dissolved on 31 May 1962.
|Governor-General of the West Indies Federation|
|Style||His Excellency The Right Honourable|
|Residence||Governor's House, Port of Spain, Windward Islands|
|Appointer||Queen of the United Kingdom|
|Formation||3 January 1958|
|First holder||The Baron Hailes|
|Final holder||The Baron Hailes|
|Abolished||31 May 1962|
The Governor-General was constitutionally required to take advice from the Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation, but was by far the more powerful and prestigious of the two positions, containing almost all executive authority within the government and containing powers far beyond that of governors-general in the Dominions.
Governor-General of the West Indies Federation (1958–1962)Edit
|Term of office||Monarch||Prime Minister|
|Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|1||The Lord Hailes
|3 January 1958||31 May 1962||4 years, 148 days||Elizabeth II||Adams|
- The Growth of the Modern West Indies. Gordon K. Lewis, Ian Randle Publishers, 2004. Pp. 386-90.