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His Excellency
Sir Clifford Husbands
Governor-General of Barbados
In office
1 June 1996 – 31 October 2011
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Owen Arthur
David Thompson
Freundel Stuart
Preceded by Denys Williams (Acting)
Succeeded by Elliott Belgrave
Personal details
Born 5 August 1926 (1926-08-05) (age 93)
Morgan Lewis, Barbados
Spouse(s) Ruby Parris (dead)

Sir Clifford Straughn Husbands, GCMG, KA, QC (born 5 August 1926) is a Barbadian politician. He was was the Governor-General of Barbados. He held this office from 1996, when he was appointed after the death of Dame Nita Barrow, until he retired on 31 October 2011.[1][2][3][4]

In July 2009 his wife Lady Ruby Husbands (née Parris) died.[5]


  1. Sir Clifford resigns Barbados Nation Online, 30 October 2011
  2. Governor General retiring Barbados Advocate Online, 30 October 2011
  3. GG retires Barbados Today, 30 October (although stated 31 October) 2011
  4. GG’s last day Barbados Nation Online, 31 October 2011
  5. Official Funeral For Lady Husbands, July 7, 2009