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us: Bustamante, Alexander, Sir, 1884-1977

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    • us: Clarke, William Alexander, Sir, 1884-1977
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        (naf) Jamaica
    • Death Place

        (naf) Jamaica
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Jamaica
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Jamaica Labour Party
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Jamaican Workers and Tradesmen's Union (JWTU)
        • Organization: Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU)
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        (lcsh) Prime ministers
          (lcsh) Orators
            (lcsh) Labor leaders
        • Earlier Established Forms

            Bustamante, William Alexander, Sir, 1884-1977
        • Sources

          • found: Eaton, G. E. Alexander Bustamante and modern Jamaica, c1975
          • found: His The foreign policy of Jamaica, 1964?: p. 5 (Alexander Bustamante, Prime Minister and Minister of External Affairs)
          • found: Encyc. Americana (Bustamante, Sir Alexander, 1884-1977)
          • found: Colliers encyc. (Bustamante, Sir Alexander, 1884-1977)
          • found: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed January 3, 2013, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bustamante, Sir Alexander; William Alexander Clarke; prime minister, orator, political activist, labor leader; born 1884 in Jamaica; led the Jamaican Labour Party (1943-1977); served as the first prime minister of Jamaica (1962-1967); served in the Spanish army, worked in various capacities in Cuba, Panama, and New York City; returned to Jamaica as a wealthy entrepreneur (1932); co-founder and treasurer of Jamaican Workers and Tradesmen's Union (JWTU) (1937); formed Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) and served as its president for the remainder of his life (1938); jailed by the British colonial government for his union and political activities (1940-1942); formed the Jamaican Labour Party (JLP) (1943); his Conservative Party overwhelmingly won the island's first parliamentary election (1944); served as mayor of Kingston (1947-1948) and as chief minister of Jamaica (1953-1955); retired from politics (1967); died 1977 in Jamaica)
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