The Most Honourable

Michael Norman Manley, ON, OM, OCC

Prime Minister

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The Most Honourable Michael Norman Manley, ON, OM, OCC

FOURTH PRIME MINISTER:
March 2, 1972 – November 4, 1980, and February 13, 1989 – March 30, 1992

Legacy
He has impacted the nation with a greater sense of importance and urgency regarding national identity, and, internationally, he has impacted the ideas of capitalist and socialist leaders with his advocacy of Democratic Socialism

Personality
Tall, handsome, forceful and flamboyant, Michael Manley has been undoubtedly Jamaica’s most eloquent, visionary, controversial, and dynamic leader since independence.

Education
He studied at Jamaica College (1935-43) and overseas at the London School of Economics (1945-49). There, he came under the influence of Harold Laski, the man more responsible than any other for the training of men who later became Commonwealth Prime Ministers. At the LSE he gained academic honours.

Service
Has been a journalist, trade unionist, party president, senator, Cabinet Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Vice president of the Socialist International, and Prime Minister of Jamaica.

Authorship
A prolific writer of articles and books. Publications include – The politics of Change (1973), Search for Solutions (1977), JAMAICA: Struggle in the Periphery (1982), Up the Down Escalator (1987), and, A History of West Indies Cricket (1988).

Born
December 10, 1924

Parents
Norman Washington Manley, and wife Edna

Married
Jacqueline nee Kemellardski, 1946
Thelma nee Varity, 1955
Barbara nee Lewars, 1968
Beverley nee Anderson, 1972
Glynne nee Jones, 1992

Children
Rachel, Sarah, Natasha, Joseph, David

Died
March 6, 1997

Age at Death
72-years old

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