Ptolemy Reid

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Ptolemy Reid
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2nd Prime Minister of Guyana
In office
6 October 1980 – 16 August 1984
President Forbes Burnham
Preceded by Forbes Burnham
Succeeded by Desmond Hoyte
Personal details
Born (1912-05-08)8 May 1912
Died 2 September 2003(2003-09-02) (aged 91)
Political party People's National Congress
Religion Unification Church

Dr. Ptolemy Alexander Reid (May 8, 1912 - September 2, 2003) was a Guyanese veterinarian and politician who served as Prime Minister of Guyana from 1980 to 1984.

Reid studied veterinary medicine at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, but could not find employment in British Guiana, so he moved to England where he became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. He returned to Guyana in 1958, and became involved in politics in 1960 when he joined the People's National Congress.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Forbes Burnham
Prime Minister of Guyana
1980 – 1984
Succeeded by
Desmond Hoyte