P. J. Patterson

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P. J. Patterson

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Patterson in 2005
6th Prime Minister of Jamaica
In office
30 March 1992 – 30 March 2006
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralSir Howard Cooke
Sir Kenneth O. Hall
DeputySeymour Mullings (1993-2002)
Preceded byMichael Manley
Succeeded byPortia Simpson-Miller
Minister of Defence
In office
30 March 1992 – 30 March 2006
Preceded byMichael Manley
Succeeded byPortia Simpson-Miller
Deputy Prime Minister of Jamaica
In office
February 1989 – March 1992
Prime MinisterMichael Manley
In office
1978–1980
Prime MinisterMichael Manley
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
In office
1978–1980
Prime MinisterMichael Manley
Preceded byDudley Thompson
Succeeded byHugh Shearer
Personal details
Born
Percival Noel James Patterson

(1935-04-10) 10 April 1935 (age 84)
Hanover, Jamaica, Colony of Jamaica
Political partyPeople's National Party (1967-present)

Percival Noel James Patterson, ON, PC, QC (born 10 April 1935), is a Jamaican politician. He served as the sixth Prime Minister of Jamaica from 1992 to 2006.[1] He was the leader of the People's National Party from 1992 to 2006 and as the Member of Parliament (MP) from 1970 to 1980 when he lost to the Jamaica Labour Party Euphemia Williams, and again from 1989 to 1993. He served as the MP for Westmoreland Eastern from 1993 to 2006. He retired in March 2006.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile on PJ Patterson" Archived 29 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine, Jamaica Observer, 12 October 2002.
  2. "Shirley Field-Ridley, 45, Held Posts in the Guyana Cabinet" (obituary), New York Times, 28 June 1982.