Albert Uriah Belifanti
Former Member of the West Indies Federal Parliament
Albert Uriah Belifanti was a Jamaican educator, politician and a former parliamentarian in the West Indies Federal Parliament.
Early life and education
Albert Uriah Belifanti was born on 16 October 1916 at New Green, Manchester Parish, Jamaica. He was educated at New Green Primary School, St. John's College, and Mico Training College.
From 1938 to the mid-1960's, Belinfanti was a teacher at various rural public schools in Jamaica and was active in teachers' organization.
Belinfanti, a long-time member of the People's National Party (PNP), was first elected a member of parliament in 1967 and was re-elected in 1972 and 1976 as the representative from the constituency of south trelawney. He served as Minister of Agriculture from 1975 to 1980.
Belifanti served as a Member of the House of Representatives of the West Indies Federation from 1958 to 1962.
Belifanti was married to wife Eva Maud Belifanti (née Mowatt) and was the father of three sons (Albert, Ian and Pat) and one daughter (Dawn). He was a baptist and freemason. His hobbies included reading, cricket, and football.