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us: Ramgoolam, Seewoosagur, 1900-1985

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    • us: Ramgoolam, S. (Seewoosagur), 1900-1985
    • us: Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, 1900-1985
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        (naf) Flacq (Mauritius : District)
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        (naf) Réduit (Mauritius)
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        (naf) Mauritius
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        • Organization: (naf) Fabian Society (Great Britain)
        • Organization: (naf) Indian National Congress
        • Organization: (naf) Parti travailliste (Mauritius)
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        (lcsh) Politicians
          (lcsh) Legislators
            (lcsh) Prime ministers
        • Sources

          • found: Cabon, M. Biographie de Ramgoolam, 1963.
          • found: International WW, 1981-82 (Ramgoolam, Rt. Hon. Sir Seewoosagur; b. 9/18/1900, Prime Minister of Mauritius, 1968- )
          • found: Ramgoolam, 2006: p. 130 (d. Dec. 15, 1985)
          • found: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed March 14, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Ramgoolam, Seewoosagur; prime minister, political figure; born September 1900 in Flacq district, Mauritius; traveled to Great Britain to attend medical school; joined the Fabian Society and became secretary of the local Indian National Congress chapter; founded in Mauritius the newspaper Advance (1935); was nominated to the Council of Government as a representative of Hindu interests (1940); gained a seat in the Legislative Council (1948); reelected and joined the Mauritian Labour Party (MLP) (1953); after the party won the 1959 elections, became chief minister (1961) and premier (1965); prime minister of newly independent Mauritius (1968); managed to retain his position in the 1976 elections but was ousted in the 1982 elections; was appointed governor-general, an office he held until his death; died December 1985 in Réduit, Mauritius)
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          • 1982-09-08: new
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