Eric Williams

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The Honourable
Dr. Eric Eustace Williams
TC
1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
August 31, 1962 – March 29, 1981
President Solomon Hochoy
Ellis Clarke
Preceded by Prime Minister established
Succeeded by George Chambers
Premier of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
9 July 1959 – 31 August 1962
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
Chief Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
October 28, 1956 – July 9, 1959
Preceded by Albert Gomes
Succeeded by Post abolished
Political Leader of the People's National Movement
In office
1955–1981
Preceded by Party established
Succeeded by George Chambers
Personal details
Born September 25, 1911(1911-09-25)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died March 29, 1981(1981-03-29) (aged 69)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Political party PNM
Children Alistair Williams, Pamela Williams, Erica Williams Connell
Alma mater St. Catherine's College, Oxford
Religion Anglican[source?]

Eric Eustace Williams (25 September 1911 – 29 March 1981) was a Trinidadian politician. He served as the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. He served as prime minister from 1962 until his death in 1981.

He was also a known Caribbean historian, and is widely thought as "The Father of The Nation" to Trinidadians.

Williams died from throat cancer in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, aged 69.