Anthony Mamo

Sir Anthony Joseph Mamo KUOM OBE QC (9 January 1909 – 1 May 2008) was the first President of Malta and previously served as the last Governor-General of the State of Malta before the country became a republic. He was also the first Maltese citizen to be appointed Governor-General, and before independence, briefly served as acting Governor.

Sir Anthony Mamo

Sir Anthony Mamo
1st President of Malta
In office
13 December 1974 – 27 December 1976
Prime MinisterDom Mintoff
Preceded byElizabeth II
as Queen of Malta
as Governor General of Malta
Succeeded byAnton Buttigieg
2nd Governor General of Malta
In office
4 July 1971 – 13 December 1974
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterDom Mintoff
Preceded byMaurice Dorman
Succeeded byHimself
as President of Malta
Personal details
Born9 January 1909
Birkirkara, Malta
Died1 May 2008 (aged 99)
Mosta, Malta
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Margaret Agius
(1939-2002; her death)

Early life

Nicca ta Santa Liena, Bka
The house were Anthony Mamo was born. A plaque commemorates this on the façade

Mamo was born in the town of Birkirkara, the son of Joseph Mamo and Carla Brincat. He was educated at the University of Malta where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1931 and his law degree in 1934. He was in private practice for a year before joining the civil service. He served as Crown Counsel from 1942 and later became attorney general.[1]

Political career

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Memorial monument found at the back of St Helen's Basilica, Birkirkara

Mamo was never involved directly in politics. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Malta in 1957 where he served until 1971 when he was appointed as the first Maltese Governor-General. He served in that position until 13 December 1974, when Malta was proclaimed a republic. He served as president from that date until he was succeeded by Anton Buttigieg on 27 December 1976.[1]


National Honours

Commonwealth Honours


Mamo was married to Lady Margaret (née Agius) from 1939 until her death in 2002. They had three children; Josephine (married to Victor E. Tortell), Monica (married to George Pisani) and John (married to Tessa née' Scicluna).


Mamo died on 1 May 2008 at the age of 99, at Casa Arkati Home for Elderly.[2][1]


  1. ^ a b c d Sir Anthony Mamo: State funeral tomorrow; The Times of Malta, 1 May 2008
  2. ^
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Maurice Dorman
Governor-General of Malta
Succeeded by
himself (as President of Malta)
Political offices
Preceded by
Elizabeth II (as Queen of Malta)
President of Malta
Succeeded by
Anton Buttigieg

1909 (MCMIX)

was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar, the 1909th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 909th year of the 2nd millennium, the 9th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1900s decade. As of the start of 1909, the Gregorian calendar was

13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.


2008 (MMVIII)

was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 8th year of the 3rd millennium, the 8th year of the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade.

2008 was designated as:

International Year of Languages

International Year of Planet Earth

International Year of Sanitation

International Year of the Potato

Anton Buttigieg

Anton Buttigieg KUOM (Maltese: Anton Buttiġieġ [antɔn butːid͡ʒɪːt͡ʃ]; 19 February 1912 – 5 May 1983) was a Maltese political figure and poet. He served as the second President of Malta from 1976 until 1981.

First Ladies and Gentlemen of Malta

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Governor-General of Malta

The Governor-General of Malta (Maltese: Gvernatur-Ġenerali ta' Malta) was the official representative of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of Malta, in the State of Malta from 1964 to 1974. This office replaced that of the Governor, and it was replaced by that of President upon the proclamation of the Republic of Malta.

January 9

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List of Maltese governments

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List of heads of state of Malta

This is a list of the heads of state of Malta, from the independence of Malta in 1964 to the present day.

From 1964 to 1974 the head of state under the Malta Independence Act 1964 was the Queen of Malta, Elizabeth II, who was also the Monarch of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. The Queen was represented in Malta by a Governor-General. Malta became a republic under the Constitution of 1974 and the Monarch and Governor-General were replaced by a ceremonial President.

List of hospitals in Malta

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List of state leaders in 1973

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List of state leaders in 1975

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Malta Independence Fiftieth Anniversary Medal

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Maurice Henry Dorman

Sir Maurice Henry Dorman (7 August 1912 – 26 October 1993) was the representative of the British Monarchy in Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Sierra Leone, and Malta. He studied at Cambridge University. He served in Sierra Leone from 1956 until 1962, for which he was knighted in 1957. From 27 April 1961 (Sierra Leone's independence day) to 27 April 1962, Dorman was the Governor-General of Sierra Leone. From 1962 until 1964, he was the Colonial Governor of Malta and then became Governor-General of Malta from September 1964 until July 1971, when he was replaced by Sir Anthony Mamo.

Sir Maurice was born in 1912 and was the eldest son of John Ehrenfried Dorman and Madeleine Louise Bostock. Both his parents came from big industrial families in the town of Stafford. Madeleine was a magistrate and one of the first female dentists.

Sir Maurice was educated at Sedbergh School and Magdalene College, Cambridge.

He was a Deputy Lieutenant for Wiltshire and a Knight Grand Cross of the Maltese Order of Merit

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The President of Malta (Maltese: President ta' Malta) is the constitutional head of state of Malta. The President is appointed by a resolution of the House of Representatives of Malta for a five-year term, taking an oath to "preserve, protect and defend" the Constitution. The President of Malta also resides directly or indirectly in all three branches of the state. They are part of Parliament and responsible for the appointment of the judiciary. Executive authority is nominally vested in the President, but is in practice exercised by the Prime Minister.

Republic Day (Malta)

Republic Day (Maltese: Jum ir-Repubblika') is a public holiday celebrated in Malta celebrated on 13 December. It celebrates the anniversary of the creation of the Republic of Malta. On 13 December 1974, the constitution of Malta revised, which resulted in the transforming the State of Malta into a republic, effectively abolishing the role of Reġina ta' Malta (Queen of Malta) in the country. That same year, Sir Anthony Mamo as named as the first president of the country. British troops did not leave the country until 31 March 1979. The holiday coincides with the Feast Day of Saint Lucia, the patron saint of Malta.

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The Crown Colony of Malta became independent under the Malta Independence Act 1964 passed by the British Parliament. Under the new Constitution of Malta, approved in a referendum held May of that year, Queen Elizabeth II became Queen of Malta (Maltese: Reġina ta' Malta). Her constitutional roles were delegated to the Governor-General of Malta. Between 1964 and 1974, Elizabeth II visited Malta once in November 1967.

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