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Trinidad & Tobago: Dr. Eric Williams: The Father of the Nation

Dr. Eric Williams: The Father of the Nation

BY NELSON A. KING – Caribbean Life News – NYC –  February 7, 2018 – Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Eric Williams

Dr. Eric Eustace Williams (Sept. 25, 1911 – March 29 1981) served as the first Prime Minister of the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Renowned as the “Father of the Nation,” Dr. Williams served as prime minister from 1962 until his death in 1981. He was also a noted Caribbean historian.

His father, Thomas Henry Williams, was a minor civil servant, and his mother Eliza Frances Boissiere (April 13, 1888 – 1969) was a descendant of the French Creole elite.      Continue reading

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