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REMEMBERING TOM ADAMS: Tribute to Tom

Added 06 November 2014

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Today, we take a trip down memory lane, with the spotlight falling on former Prime Minister John Michael Geoffrey Manningham "Tom" Adams.

Biography

NAME: John Michael Geoffrey Manningham “Tom” Adams, Rt. Hon.. PV, MP, MA (Oxon), Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Planning

BORN: Barbados, September 24, 1931; son of the late Sir Grantley Adams, KCMG, QC, LL.B, and Grace, nee Thorne.

EDUCATED: Harrison College, Barbados; Magdalen College, Oxford University, MA (1957); Gray’s Inn (1959).

MARRIED: June 2, 1962 to Genevieve, daughter of Philio Turner, LLB; two sons, Douglas and Rawdon.

CAREER: Freelance broadcaster and producer, BBC and LTV, Britain, 1955-1962; assistant general secretary of the Barbados Labour Party, 1965; MP 1966; Leader of the Opposition 1971-1976; Prime Minister of Barbados since September 1976.

  • This article was first published March 12, 1985.

 

 

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