06 April 2015

U.S. Virgin Islands to commemorate territory's 2nd elected Governor; Addressed U.N. in 1975 on territory's decolonisation

St. Thomas Source

The Virgin Islands Legislature invites the public to attend the 11th annual commemorative ceremony in honor of former Gov. Cyril Emmanuel King, which will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7 (Cyril E. King's birthday) at the Cyril E. King Mausoleum in the Kingshill Cemetery, according to a press release issued by Sen. Terrence Nelson’s office.

King was the second elected governor of the United States Virgin Islands, serving from 1975 until his untimely death at age of 56, in 1978. He also briefly served as acting governor in 1969, following the resignation of Gov. Ralph M. Paiewonsky. In 1984, the Harry S. Truman Airport on St. Thomas was renamed Cyril E. King Airport, by the V.I. Legislature. His political party was the Independent Citizens Movement (ICM), where his legacy of caring, responsive and efficient government lives on through the party’s platform, philosophy and agenda.

He was married to Agnes Agatha Schuster and is survived by one daughter, Lillia.

Two wreaths will be placed in the mausoleum, one for the governor and the other for his wife, who rests right beside him.

All are encouraged to attend. 

For more information: (340)712-2287.


See also: 

United Nations Address of U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Cyril E. King - 1975

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