On this day in Jamaican history: Sir Donald Burns Sangster

On October 26, 1911 Sir Donald Burns Sangster, the second Prime Minister of Jamaica,was born. He entered politics in 1933 at the age of 21 with his election to the council of the Parish of St Elizabeth, Jamaica. In 1944 he was elected to the House of Representatives of Jamaica as a member of the Jamaica Labour Party, becoming Minister of Social Welfare and Labour and, later, Minister of Finance. He became Acting Prime Minister in February 1964 when Prime Minister Sir Alexander Bustamante became ill. He succeeded Bustamante as Prime Minister on February 23, 1967 only to die in office on April 11, 1967.

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