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The Hon. Sir Alexander Bustamante smiles as he strides from his car to his office at East Race Course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULL TITLE

The Right Excellent Sir William Alexander Bustamante, G.B.E., LL.D (Hon.)

 

TERM

Sir Alexander was Jamaica’s first Prime Minister. He served from August 6, 1962 to February 27, 1967. He was made a National Hero in 1969.

 

BIRTHPLACE

February 24, 1884 in Blenheim, Hanover, Jamaica

 

POLITICAL CAREER

He and his cousin Norman Washington Manley, are regarded as as the two ‘Founding Fathers’ of Jamaica’s Independence, which was attained peacefully, August 6, 1962.

 

EDUCATION

Elementary schools, and by private tuition

 

FOUNDER

The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (1938) and the Jamaica Labour Party (1943).

 

PROFESSIONS

Store Clerk, Bee Keeper, Dairy Farmer, Junior Estate Overseer, Tramcar Inspector, Wall Street Speculator, Money Lender, Trade Unionist.

 

FAMILY LIFE

Sir Alexander is the son of Robert Constantine Clarke, and wife Mary nee Wilson. He married Gladys Longbridge, September 7, 1962. The union produced no children.
Sir Alexander died on August 6, 1977 at the age of 93.

 


Source

"This is Jamaica: Leaders since 1962". jis.gov.jm