Hugh Gordon Cummins

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Dr. Hugh Gordon Cummins
2nd Premier of Barbados
In office
17 April 1958 – 8 December 1961
Preceded by Grantley Herbert Adams
Succeeded by Errol Barrow
Personal details
Born 1891
Died October 26, 1970
Political party Barbados Labour Party
Occupation Doctor

Dr. Hugh Gordon Hylvestra Cummins (1891–26 October 1970) was a Barbadian politician. He served as Premier of Barbados from 17 April 1958 to 8 December 1961 and was a member of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP).

Dr. Cummins was a medical practitioner and one of the first Barbados Labour Party members of Parliament in 1940. In 1951 he together with Grantley Herbert Adams, Mencea Cox (Sir Mencea) and Frank Walcott (Rt. Excellent Sir Frank) were appointed members of the Executive Committee of the BLP. He also became a Minister in 1954 when Ministerial Government was introduced. He became the second Premier of Barbados when Sir Grantley was elected Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation.

His outstanding achievement was the abolition of the Located Labourers Act and he is commemorated by the naming of the ABC Highway and the Gordon Cummins Hospital in St. Thomas, the constituency that he represented.

See also[edit]

Parliament of Barbados
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Saint Thomas
1935 – 1965
Succeeded by