|6th President of Dominica|
2 October 2003 - 17 September 2012
Osborne Riviere (Acting)
Nicholas Joseph Orville Liverpool
9 September 1934
Grand Bay, British Leeward Islands
|Died||1 June 2015 (aged 80)|
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Resting place||Grand Bay Roman Catholic Church Cemetery|
|Alma mater||University of Hull|
City Law School
University of Sheffield
In 1957, Liverpool entered the University of Hull and obtained an LL.B (Hons.) degree in 1960. He was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1961. He received a Ph.D degree from University of Sheffield in 1965. After returning to the Caribbean, he spent 18 years as a law lecturer at the University of the West Indies in Barbados and in 1992 became dean of its law school. He served as a regional judge and then an appeal court judge in several countries in the Caribbean including Belize and Grenada. He also served as a high court judge in Antigua and Montserrat and served on a number of tribunals and commissions for legal reform. In 2002 he was chairman of the constitutional review commission for Grenada. The University of Hull awarded him a degree of Doctor of Laws in July 2011.
In the same year as elected president, Liverpool was awarded the Dominica Award of Honour. Between 2002 and 2003 he also served as a Member of the UNESCO governing board. In July 2008 he agreed to serve a second term as President upon the expiration of his first term, following a joint nomination by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Opposition Leader Earl Williams.