Eric Williams

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Birthday
25, 1911
Birthplace
Trinidad And Tobago
Death Date
Mar 29, 1981 (69)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
25, 1911
Birthplace
Trinidad And Tobago
Death Date
Mar 29, 1981 (69)

About

From the early 1960s until his death, this People's National Movement leader served as Trinidad and Tobago's first Prime Minister. Also a scholar and author, he published an important 1944 work titled Capitalism and Slavery.

Before Fame

He earned both his bachelor's degree (in history) and his doctorate from St Catherine's College, Oxford. He began his political career as a member of the Anglo-American Caribbean Commission.

Trivia

His autobiography, Inward Hunger, recounts his firsthand experience of racism while living in England.

Family Life

He grew up in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, as the son of Thomas Henry Williams and Eliza Frances Boissiere. He later fathered children named Alistair, Erica, and Pamela.

Associated With

A decade apart, Williams and Patrick Manning both served as Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.