Who was Sir donald Sangster?
Sir Donald Sangster
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Was he married? and if so to who? Did he have children? What did he do outside of government?
Did he have another name for non-government work, private business. Who were his parents?
Trying to do a research paper by not much information on these questions.ANSWER:
by Wellesley Gayle March 31, 2010
I found this bit of information from the JLP's website and the Gleaner Newspaper:
Sir Donald Sangster was the son of W.B. Sangster, a land surveyor, and his wife Cassandra. He was born in Black River
, St. Elizabeth on October 26, 1911.
He was educated at Munro College in the parish and was a solicitor by profession.
While at Munro College, he was quite the sportsman, excelling in traditional sports such as cricket, but also at gymnastics. At one time, he was captain of the St. Elizabeth parish team in the Nethersole Cricket Cup Competition.
He began his political career at the age of 21 when he was elected to the St. Elizabeth Parish Council in 1933.
He later became a member of the House of Representatives for South St. Elizabeth and then for North East Clarendon. Sir Donald acted as 'give-away' father to Gladys Longbridge when she married then Prime Minister Sir Alexander Bustamante.
He has the unfortunate distinction of being the shortest-serving Prime Minister of Jamaica to date.
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