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president of Commonwealth of Dominica

Clarence Seignoret, Former president of Commonwealth of Dominica. Decorated officer Order British Empire, knight Grand Cross Order of Bath, knight commander Grand Cross of Grace, Sovereign Military and HospitalierOrder St. John, Jerusalem, Knights of Malta; recipient Dominica award of honor, collar of the Order of the Liberator. M C.


Seignoret, Clarence was born on February 25, 1919 in Roseau, Dominica. Son of Clarence Augustus and Violet (Riviere) Seignoret.


Born in Roseau, Seignoret was educated at the Dominica Grammar School and at college in Saint Lucia before he started working as a civil servant in Dominica from 1936.


From 1958 to 1960 he undertook an international public service course in Oxford University. On returning to Dominica he resumed his governmental career, acting on various occasions as first Secretary to the Cabinet and substitute to the President. The House of Assembly of Dominica elected him as President of Dominica in 1983, and he was sworn in during October of that year.

Re-elected to the presidency in 1988, he resigned in 1993. In 1966 Elizabeth II awarded him the Order of the British Empire and in 1985 he was knighted. He was also Knight of Malta since 1992.


Married Judith Laronde, April 11, 1950. Children: Joseph Phillip, Gilbert Karol Theodore.

Clarence Augustus Seignoret

Violet (Riviere) Seignoret

Judith Laronde

Joseph Phillip Seignoret

Gilbert Karol Theodore Seignoret