Leo de Gale

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Sir Leo de Gale

1st Governor-General of Grenada
In office
February 7, 1974 – September 30, 1978
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterEric Gairy
Preceded byOffice established
Himself as Governor
Succeeded byPaul Scoon
Governor of Grenada
In office
January 24, 1974 – February 7, 1974
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byHilda Bynoe
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Himself as Governor-General of Grenada
Personal details
Born(1921-12-28)December 28, 1921
St. Andrew's Parish, Grenada
DiedMarch 23, 1986(1986-03-23) (aged 64)

Sir Leo Victor de Gale GCMG CBE (December 28, 1921 – March 23, 1986)[1] was the first Governor-General of Grenada, from February 7, 1974 to September 30, 1978.[1]


Leo de Gale was born in St. Andrew's Parish, near Grenville, Grenada. He served as acting governor of Grenada for two weeks before it officially achieved independence in February 1974 and he became governor-general. He retired the year before the 1979 Grenada revolution.

In the 1960s, Dame Hilda Bynoe who was the existing governor of Grenada appointed Leo de Gale as the acting governor of Grenada because she had to take care of some business in a foreign country.

Sir Leo de Gale became the first governor-general during the reign of Prime Minister Sir Eric Mathew Gairy. Sir Leo de Gale reigned from 1974 to 1978. He was then followed by Sir Paul Scoon (1978 to 1992).

Following his political career he took up residence in Bristol, England.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Biography: Sir Leo De Gale". Government of Grenada. November 9, 2009. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
Preceded by
Sir Leo de Gale
(as Governor of Grenada)
Governor-General of Grenada
Succeeded by
Sir Paul Scoon