Sir Frederick Smith, Barbadian barrister and politician, Died at 92

  Law, Politician

Sir Frederick Smith was born on July 6, 1924, in Barbados, and died on July 11, 2016.

He was the former Attorney-General of Barbados and former Chief Justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands 1987-1990.

He served as the President of the Court of Appeal of Grenada and assistant Attorney General of British Cameroons.

Frederick was the son of Cecil Gladstone Smith and his wife Lilian Angelique.

Smith received his education at Combermere School (from 1934 to 1936) and Harrison College (1936 to 1944).

Sir Frederick Smith relocated to the United Kingdom to study law at Gray’s Inn in 1949 and established a private practice (Smith and Smith) upon returning to Barbados in 1952 with his brother Vernon Smith QC.

Smith also worked in Jamaica and directly with the British Foreign Office on revising the Cayman Islands constitution.

As a politician was a founding member of the Barbados-based Democratic Labour Party.

Sir Frederick Smith served on the first Provisional General Council and as the first party Chairman from 1955 to 1956 after which he was elected to the Barbados House of Assembly.

As a barrister, Frederick Smith served as Attorney General of Barbados from 1966 to 1971.

Frederick Smith was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in November 1987.

He had not held back in saying outspoken in saying it is time for Barbados to do away with its affiliation with the Barbadian monarchy and to become an independent republic.

Sir Frederick Smith passed away at 92 years old.