Godfrey Huggins

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Birthday
6, 1883
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 8, 1971 (87)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1883
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 8, 1971 (87)

About

Rhodesian politician and physician who served as the fourth Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia from 1933 to 1953. He was the longest serving prime minister in British Commonwealth history until his record was overtaken by Sir Thomas Playford, who was the Premier of South Australia for 27 years.

Before Fame

He worked as a physician and surgeon in Rhodesia.

Trivia

The Godfrey Huggins School of Medicine at the University of Rhodesia was named after him.

Family Life

He married Blanche Slatter of Pietermaritzbu in 1921.

Associated With

He and Amos Midzi were both politicians in Rhodesia.

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