Reginald Palmer

Sir Reginald Oswald Palmer GCMG MBE (15 February 1923 – 23 May 2016) was the governor-general of Grenada from 6 August 1992 to 8 August 1996.

Sir Reginald Palmer
3rd Governor-General of Grenada
In office
6 August 1992 – 8 August 1996
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterNicholas Brathwaite
George Brizan
Keith Mitchell
Preceded byPaul Scoon
Succeeded byDaniel Williams
Personal details
Born(1923-04-15)15 April 1923
Died23 May 2016(2016-05-23) (aged 93)


Beginning his career in education, first as a pupil teacher he went on to become the head teacher of St. George's Roman Catholic School in 1956. In 1972 he was promoted to the government post of Assistant Education Officer and then in 1973 was made Principal of the Grenada Teacher's College. The following year he was again promoted, becoming the government Chief Education Officer. Palmer retired from public service in 1980 and entered the private sector, serving two terms as President of the Grenada Employer's Federation.[1] He died in May 2016 at the age of 93.[2]


Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Paul Scoon
Governor-General of Grenada
Succeeded by
Sir Daniel Williams