Leonard Williams (politician)
Sir Leonard Williams
|2nd Governor-General of Mauritius|
3 September 1968 – 27 December 1972
|Prime Minister||Seewoosagur Ramgoolam|
|Preceded by||Michel Rivalland (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Raman Osman|
|Born||22 January 1904|
|Died||27 December 1972|
Born in Liverpool in 1904, he began working on the steam engines of the railway as a boy, doing the dirty jobs of cleaning out the ashes and the boilers on the engines. He became involved in the union movement after World War I, rising through various positions to attain the position of General Secretary of the British Labour Party. After retiring from that post he was knighted and appointed Governor-General of Mauritius in 1968 and served in that capacity until his death. He was also involved in the Scout movement. 
He was married to Margaret Alma I. S. Wiggins (born Oxton, England 1904). There were no children of the marriage.
- "Mauritians defy state of emergency to greet Queen". Glasgow Herald. 25 March 1972. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
- "Leonard Williams, Mauritius Governor". New York Times. 28 December 1972. Retrieved 16 March 2013.