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REMEMBERING DAVID: Biography


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REMEMBERING DAVID: Biography

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We conclude our series on former Prime Ministers of Barbados with a look back at David John Howard Thompson.

Date of Birth: December 25, 1961 (age 48) London, United Kingdom

Parents: Margaret Knight & Charles Thompson

Spouse: 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

Date of Death: October 23, 2010

Places of Death: Mapps

Education: St Gabriel’s School and 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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