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

    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