Dr. Waldo Emerson Waldron-Ramsay Sr, QC
Former Diplomat, Barbados
Waldo Emerson Waldron-Ramsay was a Barbadian laywer and former diplomat.
Waldo Emerson Waldron-Ramsay was born in Barbados on 1 January 1930. He was the brother of Hallam Ramsay, and the late Horace Ramsay and Byron Ramsay. He was educated at the London School of Economics; the Academy of International Law, The Hague; and at Middle Temple, Inns of Court, London.
A lawyer by profession, Waldo Waldron-Ramsay served as Representative of Barbados to the United Nations in the 1970s.
He also served as chief Delegate, United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, Caracas (1974); and Delegate, United Nations General Assembly, New York (1962-1974.)
He was Ambassador to France, Federal Republic of Germany & Netherlands from 1970 to 1972; First Barbadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, London (1970-1971); and Member, Expert Group on the Middle East, United Nations Commission on Human Rights (1969-1970).
Prior to taking up a diplomatic role for Barbados Dr. Waldron-Ramsay was Permanent Mission of United Republic of Tanzania, New York from 1962 to 1970. He was also a Member of the Expert Committee on the Situation in Southern Africa, United Nations Commission on Human Rights from 1967 to 1970.
Dr. Waldron-Ramsay also served as a Lecturer in Trade Union Economy, Extra-Mural Division, University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago from 1960 to 1962.
Waldo Waldron-Ramsay was married to wife Sheila P. Waldron-Ramsay, and was the father of four children - Maureen, Remona, Jill, and Waldo Jr.
Honours and awards
Dr. Waldron-Ramsay held a Doctor of Laws, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1972); and a Doctor of Laws, University of Pnom Penh, Khmer Republic (1974). He is also the recipient of the Order of Honor & Merit from Haiti.
Waldo Waldron-Ramsay died on 24 July 2018, aged 88.