Donald Sangster

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The Most Honourable
Sir Donald Sangster
ON GCVO
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Former Prime Minister Donald Sangster
2nd Prime Minister of Jamaica
In office
23 February 1967 – 11 April 1967
Preceded by Alexander Bustamante
Succeeded by Hugh Shearer
Constituency North Central Clarendon
Personal details
Born 26 October 1911
Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica
Died 11 April 1967(1967-04-11) (aged 55)
Montreal, Canada
Nationality Jamaica
Political party Jamaica Labour Party
Children Bindley A. Sangster

Sir Donald Burns Sangster (26 October 1911 – 11 April 1967) was a Jamaican solicitor,[1] politician and the second Prime Minister of Jamaica.[2]

Biography[edit]

He entered politics in 1933 at the age of 21 with his election to the council of the Parish of St Elizabeth, Jamaica. In 1944 he was elected to the House of Representatives of Jamaica as a member of the Jamaica Labour Party, becoming Minister of Social Welfare and Labour and, later, Minister of Finance. He became Acting Prime Minister in February 1964 when Prime Minister Sir Alexander Bustamante became ill. He succeeded Bustamante as Prime Minister on 23 February 1967 only to die in office on 11 April, after suffering a subarachnoid haemorrhage.

His face appears on the Jamaican one hundred dollar banknote. He also has an airport in Jamaica named after him (Sir Donald Sangster International Airport (MKJS)).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography of Donald Sangster - Jamaican Government site Retrieved 22 April 2013
  2. ^ Andrew Holness and Donald Sangster article by Michael Burke - Jamaica Observer - 27 October 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2013

Sources[edit]

Preceded by
Sir Alexander Bustamante
Prime Minister of Jamaica
1967
Succeeded by
Hugh Shearer