David Gibbons (Bermudian politician)

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The Honourable
Sir David Gibbons
Premier of Bermuda
In office
30 August 1977 – 15 January 1982
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by John Sharpe
Succeeded by John Swan
Personal details
Died 30 March 2014
Political party United Bermuda Party

Sir David Gibbons, KBE, (died 30 March 2014) was a Bermudian politician and businessman. He served as Finance Minister and later as Premier for the United Bermuda Party. He had also served as a member of the Parliament of Bermuda.[1]

Gibbons attended The Hotchkiss School and studied economics at Harvard University.[1] As Premier he dealt with the riots in 1977 after the hanging of two men convicted of the assassination of Governor Richard Sharples, and a general strike in 1981.[1]

He died on 30 March 2014, aged 85, after a short illness.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Raymond Hainey (31 March 2014). "Former Premier Sir David Gibbons dies, aged 85". The Royal Gazette. Retrieved 22 April 2014.