Osbert Potter

Osbert Potter
11th Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands
Assumed office
January 5, 2015
Governor Kenneth Mapp
Preceded by Gregory Francis
Personal details
Born (1956-05-08) May 8, 1956
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Political party Independent
Children 5
Alma mater University of the Virgin Islands

Osbert Potter (born May 8, 1956 in Tortola, British Virgin Islands) is the 11th and current Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands.


Osbert Potter was the third of eight children born to Margaret and Cecil Potter on the island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands. At the age of 10, he moved to the island of Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. He would later attend the Charlotte Amalie High School, graduating in 1974. He would continue his education at the University of the Virgin Islands, graduating cum laude in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, concentrating in Finance.[1]

He was a part-time instructor at the University of the Virgin Islands from 1978-1992. He later successfully campaigned for a seat in the Legislature of the Virgin Islands, being elected to the 20th and 21st Legislature in 1992 and 1994 respectively. During his tenure, he served as Chairman of the Committee of Economic Development, Agriculture and Consumer Protection. Potter joined the Virgin Islands National Guard in 1985 and served for 23 years. In 2004, he was hired to head WTJX-TV, the only PBS affiliate in the territory.[2]



  1. http://www.mapp-potter.com/potter/
  2. http://www.mapp-potter.com/potter/
  3. "Official website". http://ltg.gov.vi/. External link in |website= (help);
Political offices
Preceded by
Gregory Francis
Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands
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