He was made Governor of Antigua and Barbuda from 1967 until that country gained independence in 1981, after which he became the first governor-general. He was Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda from 1 November 1981 to 10 June 1991. He was replaced by James Carlisle.
- Lentz, Harris. Heads of States and Governments Since 1945. p. 34.