Bio on late PM David Thompson

NATANGA SMITH, natangasmith@nationnews.com

Added 23 October 2010

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The Honourable David John Howard Thompson Prime Minister, Barbados December 25 1961 to October 23, 2010Place of Birth:    London, United KingdomParents             Margaret Knight & Charles ThompsonSpouse(s)          Marie-Josephine Mara nee GiraudyChildren (3)        Misha, Oya and Osa-Marie.Residence         Ilaro Court 2008 - Present                       Mapps, St Philip Profession           LawyerPolitical party       Democratic Labour PartyEducation:           St Gabriel's  School                    Combermere SchoolLegal Education Certificate, Hugh Wooding Law School1984:  University of the West Indies, Law Faculty, Graduated with HonoursProfessional/Political Career:1986  - Admitted To Bar1986-1988:  Part-time Tutor in Law, University of the West Indies1987   Elected to Parliament1991 - 1993  Minister of Community Development and Culture1992-1993:  Served as Minister of State with responsibility for Finance, Minister of Finance1994:  Leader of the Democratic Labour Party2001:  Resigned as leader of the Democratic Labour Party2006:  Leader of the Democratic Labour Party2008:  Elected Prime Minister

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