Frank Lewis (broadcaster)

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The Honourable
H. Frank Lewis
28th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
In office
August 15, 2011 – October 20, 2017
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General David Johnston
Julie Payette
Premier Robert Ghiz
Wade MacLauchlan
Preceded by Barbara Oliver Hagerman
Succeeded by Antoinette Perry
Personal details
Born 1939 (age 78–79)
York, Prince Edward Island
Spouse(s) Dorothy

Harry Frank Lewis, OPEI (born 1939) is a Canadian broadcaster and politician who served as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, as viceregal representative of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada in the Province of Prince Edward Island. He held the position from August 15, 2011, until October 20, 2017, and was succeeded by Antoinette Perry who was appointed on September 14, 2017.[1][2]

Born in 1939[3] in York, Queens County, Prince Edward Island,[4][5] Lewis started working at CFCY-FM in Charlottetown in 1966 and retired in 2004 when he was a Vice President and General Manager. Since his retirement, he worked as a senior advisor for Newcap Radio. He was appointed the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island on July 28, 2011, by Governor General of Canada David Lloyd Johnston on the Constitutional advice of Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper.[6] He was sworn in by David Jenkins, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island, on August 15, 2011, at Province House. As Lieutenant Governor, Lewis is Chancellor of the Order of Prince Edward Island.[7]

In 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.[6]


  1. ^ "Antoinette Perry appointed lieutenant-governor of P.E.I." CBC News. September 14, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Justin Trudeau names Antoinette Perry new P.E.I. lieutenant-governor". The Guardian. September 14, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Canadian Communications Foundation - Fondation des Communications Canadiennes". 
  4. ^ "H. Frank Lewis". Office of the Prime Minister. 
  5. ^ "York, Prince Edward Island". Prince Edward Island. 
  6. ^ a b "PM announces H. Frank Lewis as new Lieutenant Governor of PEI". Prime Minister of Canada. Archived from the original on 2012-03-18. 
  7. ^ "New Lieutenant Governor to be sworn in August 15, 2011". Prince Edward Island.