Hugh Springer

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Sir Hugh Worrell Springer GCMG CBE[1] (22 June 1913 – 14 April 1994[2]) was the organiser and first General Secretary of the Barbados Workers' Union and Barbados' third native Governor-General.[3] By an act of Parliament in 1998, Springer was named as one of the ten National Heroes of Barbados.[4]


Springer received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 1976.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 49669". The London Gazette. 9 March 1984. p. 3453. 
  2. ^ "Sir Hugh Springer". Obituaries. The Times (64933). London. 20 April 1994. p. 19. 
  3. ^ Hugh Springer, Rulers.org
  4. ^ Parliament of Barbados (2009). "Parliament's History". Barbadosparliament.com. Archived from the original on 23 May 2007. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  5. ^ webperson@hw.ac.uk. "Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh: Honorary Graduates". www1.hw.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 

External links[edit]

  • Photo, Barbados Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Barbados, Worldstatesmen
  • Obituary
Political offices
Preceded by
William Randolph Douglas
Governor General of Barbados
1984–1990
Succeeded by
Nita Barrow