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Easton Douglas
(28 December 1936 - 26 August 2018)
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Easton Wentworth Xavier Douglas, OJ
Former Cabinet Minister, Jamaica

Easton Wentworth Xavier Douglas was a Jamaican politician and former Cabinet Minister.

Early life and education

Easton Wentworth Xavier Douglas was born in Old Harbour, St. Catherine, Jamaica on 28 December 1936. He was the son of Edward Samuel Douglas, retired Sergeant of Police, and Edith Elizabeth Gayle-Douglas.

He was educated at  Stewart Town, Duncans, Falmouth Warsop and Denham Town Elementary Schools, Kingston Technical High School; University of the West Indies; University of London; University of Reading (U.K.); College of Estate Management (Lon.); West London College of Commerce. 

Career

Douglas served the constituency of St Andrew South Eastern as Member of Parliament from 1989 to 2002. He became Minister of Health in 1989 and over the 13 year period, served as Minister of Public Service and Minister of Environment and Housing. In addition, he served as a Vice President of the People's National Party.

Prior to entering politics, Douglas had a distinguished career in the public service. He served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of National Security and Housing in the late 1970s and 1980s and prior to that as Government Town Planner. 

He most recently served as chairman of the National Housing Trust (NHT).

Honours and awards

Douglas was the holder of an Order of Jamaica (OJ). He also received the Centenary Medal of the Institute of Jamaica for outstanding contribution to the development of Art and Culture in the area of National Conservation.

Personal life

Douglas was married to wife Myrna Harty.

Death

Douglas died died at his St Andrew home on 26 August 2018 after a long battle with cancer. He was 81.

Sources
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/SE_St_Andrew_mourns_the_passing_of_former_ MP_Easton_Douglas
http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/easton_douglas.htm
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Occupation Politician
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Date of Birth 8 December 1936
Place of Birth St. Catherine, Jamaica
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Date of Death 26 August 2018 (aged 81)
Place of Death Jamaica
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Former Cabinet Minister, Jamaica
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