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Retired educator, Parliamentarian Sydney Beaumont is dead
2012-07-10 10:15:20 | (0 Comments)
Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator
Outstanding retired educator and legislator Dr Sydney Beaumont is dead.
Beaumont was a past president of West Indies College in Mandeville, Manchester, now the Northern Caribbean University.
He died last night at the age of 94 years.
Beaumont, a well-known educator, founded Beaumont Comprehensive College in Mandeville in November 1964, after severing ties with West Indies College.
He was a cousin of Arthur Williams Snr, who died three weeks ago at the age of 98 years.
Like Williams, Beaumont also ventured into representational politics.
In the 1980 general election, Beaumont defeated Winston Jones in Manchester Central, breaking the PNP’s 27-year-hold on that constituency.
Beaument who remained in Parliament until 1989, served as a Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
He was a former Rotarian president and a communited-oriented person.
Beaumont is survived by his wife, Dorothy Elaine Beaumont; and sons Craig, Gary, Duane, Michael and Maxwell.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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