Donald Sangster (left) who searved as Prime Minister for only six weeks, enters Gordon House at the head of the procession. Beside him is Hugh Shearer, then Leader of Government Business.
The Most Honourable Sir Donald Burns Sangster, ON, KCVO
Sir Donald Burns Sangster was Jamaica’s second Prime Minister. He served from February 22, 1967 to April 11, 1967.
Sir Donald was born on October 26, 1911, in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.
Sir Donald was a particularly loyal supporter of Sir Alexander and faithful Deputy Leader in the Jamaica Labour Party, from 1949 to 1967. He entered politics at the age of 21 and served until his death after a sudden illness, thirty years later.
He was a member of numerous boards and committees representing the interests of farmers, boy scouts, educators and athletes. He also attended several international conferences on behalf of the Government in New Zealand, England, Canada, and Barbados.
He attended Munro College, 1921-1929. He excelled in academics and participated in cricket, athletics, boxing, and gymnastics.
Immediately after leaving school he entered into legal apprenticeship to be a solicitor. He was admitted to practice in Jamaica in 1937.
Solicitor and Pen Keeper
Sir Donald was the son of W. B. Sangster and wife Cassandra.
Sir Donald died on April 11, 1967 at the age of 51.
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