Hugh Shearer

 

 

Age: 81

 

Summary: prime minister of Jamaica in the early stages of its independence from 1967 to 1972 who is credited with overseeing one of Jamaica's most stable economic periods, building dozens of primary schools, and being an influential trade unionist and advocate for the Jamaican working class.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: May 18, 1923

 

Died: July 5, 2004

 

Location: Kingston, Jamaica