Edward Seaga

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Edward Seaga
Edward Seaga.jpg
5th Prime Minister of Jamaica
In office
1 November 1980 – 10 February 1989
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralSir Florizel Glasspole
Preceded byMichael Manley
Succeeded byMichael Manley
Leader of the Opposition
In office
1974 – 1 November 1980
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterMichael Manley
Preceded byHugh Shearer
Succeeded byMichael Manley
In office
10 February 1989 – 21 January 2005
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterMichael Manley
P. J. Patterson
Preceded byMichael Manley
Succeeded byBruce Golding
Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party
In office
November 1974 – 21 January 2005
Preceded byHugh Shearer
Succeeded byBruce Golding
Personal details
Born
Edward Philip George Seaga

(1930-05-28)28 May 1930
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died28 May 2019(2019-05-28) (aged 89)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
NationalityJamaican
Political partyJamaica Labour Party
Spouse(s)
Marie 'Mitsy' Constantine (m. 1965–1995)

Carla Vendryes (m. 1996)

Edward Philip George Seaga (/siˈɑːɡə/ or /-ˈæ-/; ON, PC; 28 May 1930 – 28 May 2019) was a Jamaican politician.[1] He was the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica, from 1980 to 1989, and the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party from 1974 to 2005.[2] He served as leader of the opposition from 1974 to 1980, and again from 1989 until January 2005.

Seaga died on 28 May 2019 at a hospital in Miami, Florida from cancer on his 89th birthday.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2014. Mr Edward Seaga, Prime Minister of Jamaica, 1980–90, 83
  2. "Profile: Edward Seaga", BBC; retrieved 8 April 2012.
  3. Former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga dies at 89