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Eric Williams

AKA Eric Eustace Williams

Born: 25-Sep-1911
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: 29-Mar-1981
Location of death: St. Anne, Trinidad and Tobago
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered at sea)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State, Historian

Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago
Executive summary: Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, 1956-81

Father: Henry Williams (post office official)
Mother: Elisa
Wife: Elsie (div.)
Wife: Soy Suilan Moyou (d., one daughter)
Daughter: Erica Williams Connell
Wife: Mayleen Mook Sang (Guyanese dentist)

    High School: Queen's Royal College, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
    University: BA History, St. Catherine's College, Oxford University (1935)
    University: DPhil, St. Catherine's College, Oxford University (1938)
    Professor: Howard University (1939-48)

    Premier of Trinidad and Tobago (1959-61)
    Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (1956-81)
    Trinidad and Tobago Minister Chief Minister (1956-59)

Author of books:
The Negro in the Caribbean (1942)
Capitalism and Slavery (1944)
Education in the British West Indies (1950)
History of the People of Trinidad and Tobago (1962)
British Historians and the West Indies (1964)
Inward Hunger: The Education of a Prime Minister (1969, memoir)
From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean, 14921969 (1970)


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