Joe Attard Kingswell

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Joe Attard Kingswell (1925 - 2002) was a Maltese Trade Unionist and a Maltese Diplomat.

He was born in Senglea on the 29th of July 1925 and was educated at the Lyceum and the Dockyard School.

Trade Unions

Attard Kingswell joined the Dockyard in 1940 as Shipfitter Apprentice and worked as a shipfitter between 1946 and 1952. He was elected shop steward and GWU delegate in 1944, and in 1951 he was employed by the GWU as its Assistant Secretary General a position he held for seven years.


Attard Kingswell was accredited as Representative and Ambassador to various countries, including the United Nations (1971-1976). Between 1987 and 1996 he served as advisor to then Prime Minister Eddie Fenech Adami, with special responsibilities for Malta Drydocks and Marsa Shipbuilding.

Awards & Recognitions

In 1992 he was awarded membership of Ġieħ ir-Repubblika.

Joe Attard Kingswell married Rita Sammut in April 1952. Their children are John, Victoria and Patricia.