Sir Hampden Archibald Cuke, CBE
Former Member of the West Indies Federal Parliament
Hampden Archibald Cuke was a Barbadian politician and a former parliamentarian in the West Indies Federal Parliament.
Hampden Archibald Cuke was born on 21 June 1892 in Barbados.
In 1943, Cuke was appointed a Member of the Legislative Council of the Island of Barbados and also served as President of the Legislative Council.
Recognised as one of Barbados' leading economists, Cuke represented Barbados at the Montego Bay Conference in 1947 and all Federal conference since then. He was the Barbados Delgate to the Commonwealth Sugar Agreement Conference in London in 1951, the Commonwealth Sugar Producers' Conference in 1953, and the London Sugar Conference (Price Fixing) in 1956.
He served as a Member of the Senate of the West Indies Federation from 1958 to 1962.
Cuke also served as President of the Boy Scouts Association; and was a member of the Sugar Producers' Association, the Sugar Industry Price Stabilisation Board, the Governing Body of Lodge School, the Peasants' Loan Bank, and the Pioneer Industries Committee. He was a former chairman of the Barbados Election Corporation.
Honours and awards
In 1945, Cuke was honoured as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for public services in Barbados.
In 1955, he was honoured as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for public services in Barbados..
He was married to wife Lady Isabel Maud Cuke (née Carter). He was the father of Mark Radford Cuke, Charles Keith Cuke, David Edwin Victor, and Daphne Bayley.
Sir Archibald died on 24 September 1968, aged 76.