Roy Lester Schneider

Gov. Roy Lester Schneider

Virgin Islands

May 13, 1939

Birth State
Virgin Islands


Howard University


ROY LESTER SCHNEIDER, M.D., was born in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1961 and a medical degree in 1965 from Howard University. He was a captain in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968, serving as a medical advisor and surgeon in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968, where he received the Bronze Star from the U.S. government and the Vietnamese Honor Medal First Class and the Technical Service Honor Medal from the country of Vietnam. From 1977 to 1987 he was commissioner of health for the U.S. Virgin Islands. He was elected governor in 1994.


  • Term(s): January 1, 1995 - January 1, 1999
  • Family: Three children
  • Profession: Physician/Dentist
  • Military Service: Army
  • Military Service: Bronze Star
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