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Bio on late PM David Thompson

Bio on late PM David Thompson David Thompson at his swearing in as Prime Minister in 2008

Sat, October 23, 2010 - 5:52 AM

The Honourable David John Howard Thompson

Prime Minister, Barbados

December 25 1961 to October 23, 2010

Place of Birth:    London, United Kingdom

Parents             Margaret Knight & Charles Thompson

Spouse(s)          Marie-Josephine Mara nee Giraudy

Children (3)        Misha, Oya and Osa-Marie.

Residence         Ilaro Court 2008 - Present
                       Mapps, St Philip

Profession           Lawyer

Political party       Democratic Labour Party

Education:           St Gabriel's  School
                    Combermere School

Legal Education Certificate, Hugh Wooding Law School

1984:  University of the West Indies, Law Faculty, Graduated with Honours

Professional/Political Career:

1986  - Admitted To Bar

1986-1988:  Part-time Tutor in Law, University of the West Indies

1987   Elected to Parliament

1991 - 1993  Minister of Community Development and Culture

1992-1993:  Served as Minister of State with responsibility for Finance, Minister of Finance

1994:  Leader of the Democratic Labour Party

2001:  Resigned as leader of the Democratic Labour Party

2006:  Leader of the Democratic Labour Party

2008:  Elected Prime Minister

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