Eric Williams

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Dr. Eric Eustace Williams

1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
August 31, 1962 – March 29, 1981
PresidentSolomon Hochoy
Ellis Clarke
Preceded byPrime Minister established
Succeeded byGeorge Chambers
Premier of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
9 July 1959 – 31 August 1962
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Chief Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
October 28, 1956 – July 9, 1959
Preceded byAlbert Gomes
Succeeded byPost abolished
Political Leader of the People's National Movement
In office
1955–1981
Preceded byParty established
Succeeded byGeorge Chambers
Personal details
Born(1911-09-25)September 25, 1911
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
DiedMarch 29, 1981(1981-03-29) (aged 69)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Political partyPNM
ChildrenAlistair Williams, Pamela Williams, Erica Williams Connell
Alma materSt. Catherine's College, Oxford

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.