James Clayton Royer Jr.
Former Member of Parliament, Commonwealth of Dominica
James Clayton Royer Jr was a Dominican politician and former Member of Parliament.
Early life and education
James Clayton Royer Jr was born in Roseau on 7 July 1928 and later educated at the St. Mary’s Academy. He went to the Algonquin College in Canada graduating as a certified accountant. Before going on to pursue studies, he was a teacher at the Salisbury Government School for a short period and was also employed at Geest Industries in Dominica and St. Lucia.
Upon his return to Dominica from studies Mr. Royer was appointed accountant at the Dominica Agriculture Marketing Board, to be later elevated to the position of general manager.
Royer was an active member of the credit union movement on island being a founding member of the Dominica Credit Union Society and a member of the Dominica Credit Union League.
Royer represented the Sailsbury constituency for the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) in the House of Assembly from August 1985 to April 1990.
Royer was predeceased by his wife, Geraldine and was the father of eight children.
Royer died on 21 September 2019 at the age of 91. He was accorded an official funeral on Friday, 4 October 2019 at the St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church in Salisbury followed by internment at the St. Theresa Roman Catholic Cemetery.