Edward Seaga

5th Prime Minister of Jamaica

Edward Philip George Seaga (/siˈɑːɡə/ or /-ˈæ-/; ON, PC; 28 May 1930 – 28 May 2019) was a Jamaican politician.[1] He was the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica, from 1980 to 1989, and the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party from 1974 to 2005.[2] He served as leader of the opposition from 1974 to 1980, and again from 1989 until January 2005.


Edward Seaga
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5th Prime Minister of Jamaica
In office
1 November 1980 – 10 February 1989
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralSir Florizel Glasspole
Preceded byMichael Manley
Succeeded byMichael Manley
Leader of the Opposition
In office
1974 – 1 November 1980
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterMichael Manley
Preceded byHugh Shearer
Succeeded byMichael Manley
In office
10 February 1989 – 21 January 2005
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterMichael Manley
P. J. Patterson
Preceded byMichael Manley
Succeeded byBruce Golding
Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party
In office
November 1974 – 21 January 2005
Preceded byHugh Shearer
Succeeded byBruce Golding
Personal details
Born
Edward Philip George Seaga

(1930-05-28)28 May 1930
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died28 May 2019(2019-05-28) (aged 89)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
NationalityJamaican
Political partyJamaica Labour Party
Spouse(s)
Marie 'Mitsy' Constantine (m. 1965–1995)

Carla Vendryes (m. 1996)

Seaga died on 28 May 2019 at a hospital in Miami, Florida from cancer on his 89th birthday.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 28 May 2013. Archived from the original on 31 December 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014. Mr Edward Seaga, Prime Minister of Jamaica, 1980–90, 83
  2. "Profile: Edward Seaga", BBC; retrieved 8 April 2012.
  3. "Former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga dies at 89". Archived from the original on 2019-05-28. Retrieved 2019-05-28.