The Hon. Sir Alexander Bustamante smiles as he strides from his car to his office at East Race Course.
The Right Excellent Sir William Alexander Bustamante, G.B.E., LL.D (Hon.)
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.
February 24, 1884 in Blenheim, Hanover, Jamaica
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.
Elementary schools, and by private tuition
The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (1938) and the Jamaica Labour Party (1943).
Store Clerk, Bee Keeper, Dairy Farmer, Junior Estate Overseer, Tramcar Inspector, Wall Street Speculator, Money Lender, Trade Unionist.
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.
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