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Barrow, Errol Walton

Born: 1920 AD
Died: 1987 AD
Nationality: Barbadian
Categories: Politician, Prime Ministers

1920 – Errol Walton Barrow was born 21st of January in Nesfield, St. Lucy.


1939 – Won a scholarship in Classics to Codrington College but joined the Royal Air Force and served in World War II.


1940-1942 – He was personal navigation officer to the Commander-in-Chief of the British Army at the Rhine.


1949 – Barrow studied law and passed the Bar.


1950 – Returned home and practicing barrister-at-law.


1951 – Became a member of the Barbados Labor Party. (BLP).


1961-1965 – He was the founder member of the Democratic Labor Party.


1962-1976 – Served as Prime Minister of Barbados.(1st prime minister upon independence 1966)


1966 – Received many awards among them were an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from Mc Gill University in Canada.


1968 – He was made a Privy Councilor.


1969 – He again let his party to power by the largest margin in Barbados’ history.


1986-1987 – He once again served as Prime Minister of Barbados.


1987 – Errol Walton Barrow died on the 1st of June.


Errol Walton Barrow is brother of Ruth Nita Barrow.