Owen Arthur

Barbadian politician

Owen Seymour Arthur, PC (17 October 1949 – 27 July 2020) was a Barbadian politician. He was Prime Minister of Barbados from 6 September 1994 to 20 January 1999; 20 January 1999 to 21 May 2003; and from 21 May 2003 to 15 January 2008.


Owen Seymour Arthur

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5th Prime Minister of Barbados
In office
6 September 1994 – 15 January 2008
Governor GeneralNita Barrow
Denys Williams (Acting)
Clifford Husbands
DeputyBillie Miller (1994 - 2003)
Mia Mottley (2003 - 2008)
Preceded byErskine Sandiford
Succeeded byDavid Thompson
ConstituencySaint Peter
Leader of the Opposition (Barbados)
In office
18 October 2010 – 26 February 2013
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterFreundel Stuart
Preceded byMia Mottley
Succeeded byMia Mottley
Member of Parliament
for Saint Peter
In office
22 November 1984 – 6 March 2018
Preceded bySybil Leacock (July 1984- November 1984)
Burton Hinds (1966-1984)
Succeeded byColin Jordan
Personal details
Born(1949-10-17)17 October 1949
Barbados
DiedJuly 27, 2020(2020-07-27) (aged 70)
Bridgetown, Barbados
Political partyBarbados Labour Party
Spouse(s)Julie Arthur
ChildrenLeah
MotherIretha “Doll” Arthur[1]
FatherFrank Leroy Arthur[2]
ResidenceIlaro Court 1994–2008
ProfessionEconomist

Arthur died on 27 July 2020 from heart disease-related problems at a hospital in Bridgetown, aged 70.[3]

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