Errol Barrow

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Errol Walton Barrow

1st Prime Minister of Barbados
In office
30 November 1966 – 8 September 1976
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralJohn Montague Stow
Arleigh Winston Scott
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded byJ.M.G. (Tom) Adams
In office
29 May 1986 – 1 June 1987
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralHugh Springer
DeputyErskine Sandiford
Preceded byBernard St. John
Succeeded byErskine Sandiford
3rd Premier of Barbados
In office
4 December 1961 – 30 November 1966
MonarchElizabeth II
GovernorJohn Montague Stow
Preceded byHugh Cummins
Succeeded byPosition Abolished
Personal details
Born(1920-01-21)21 January 1920
Saint Lucy, British Windward Islands, (present day Barbados)
Died1 June 1987(1987-06-01) (aged 67)
Bridgetown, Barbados
Political partyDemocratic Labour Party (1966–1987)
Spouse(s)Carolyn Marie Barrow, (nee Plaskett)
ChildrenLesley Barrow
David O'Neal Barrow
Eric Wayne Padmore
Alma mater
Military service
Allegiance Great Britain
Branch/serviceRoyal Air Force
Years of service1940–1947
RankFlying Officer

Errol Walton Barrow, PC, Queen's Counsel (21 January 1920 - 1 June 1987) was a Barbadian politician and statesman and was the nations and country’s first Prime Minister of Barbados. He served as the first Prime Minister of Barbados from 30 November 1966 - 8 September 1976 for his first term and again from 29 May 1986 - 1 June 1987 as his second term. He served twice as Head of government of Barbados. He also served as the third Premier of Barbados from 4 December 1961 - 30 November 1966 under British rule until independence on 30 November 1966 and as the nation’s and Country‘s first Prime minister after Independence that same year of 1966. He is considered to have been the principal architect of Barbadian Independence. Today he is referred by many as the ‘’Father of the Barbadian Nation’’ and the ‘’National Hero of Barbados’’. Barrow effectively dominated Barbadian politics from 1961 until his death on 1 June 1987, serving as the nation’s and Country Head of government under various titles for most of that period as Premier of Barbados and then Prime Minister of Barbados. Born into a family of political and civic activists in the parish of Saint Lucy, Barbados. He was also known and nicknamed as “Dipper Barrow” within the country and Nation itself because of the great work that he has done and devoted to the country of Barbados itself.

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Born on 21 January 1920 in the Parish of Saint Lucy, Barbados , his parents names are unknown. Errol Walton Barrow was the youngest among his sibling of his Sister Nita Barrow. He had one Sister only. At the age of 7 in 1927, Barrow traveled abroad for his Primary education and Secondary education to the United Kingdom on the advice of his parents because education was weak in Barbados then in the 1920s and his family wanted him to presue his education abroad to become a successful person in the future. So when he and his family reached the United Kingdom In 1927 when Barrow was 7 years old and Nita Barrow was 11 years old.