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NATIONAL HEROES

  Robert Bradshaw

Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw, born on September 16, 1916 and died May 23, 1978, was a labour activist, Chief Minister and Premier of the island of Saint Kitts in the Caribbean Sea. Bradshaw was born in the village of Saint Paul Capisterre on the island of St. Kitts, and attended school in the same village.

He supported the cause of the sugar workers, and was one of the political stalwarts of the country. He entered politics in 1946 and won a seat in the Legislative Council and later became a member of the Executive Council. In 1956 he was Minister of Trade and Production for St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla. During in the short-lived West Indies Federation, Bradshaw was elected to the Federal House of Representatives and held the post of minister of finance for the Federation.

 

 

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Updated: 12 May 2008