|Sir Thomas Hilbourne Frank, KCN
Former Parliamentarian, Antigua and Barbuda
Sir Thomas Hilbourne Frank is a politician from Antigua and Barbuda. He was the political leader of the Barbuda People's Movement, which favours greater independence of Barbuda from Antigua and supports the United Progressive Party.
Early life and education
Sir Thomas Hilbourne Frank was born in 1932. He graduated from Antigua Grammar School in 1950.
Sir Hilbourne taught at the Grammar School, the Boys' School (now T N Kirnon), and the Holy Trinity School in Barbuda from 1950 to 1960. Then he worked at the Coco Point Lodge and as a legal secretary for Claude Earle Francis until his departure for England in 1963.
In the early sixties Sir Hilbourne established the Barbuda Workers Union and whilst living in England founded the Barbuda Association. In 1974 he organised the first international convention of Barbudans. On returning to the island in 1979 Sir Hilbourne was elected to the Barbuda Council and became the Chairman, serving as Chairman of the Council on two occasions – from 1979 to 1985 and from 1989 to 1997.
He also served as Barbuda's sole member of the House of Representatives of Antigua and Barbuda between 1989 and 2004. In 2004, he retired as a legislator.
Honours and awards
On 1 November 2004 Hilbourne Frank was knighted for his dedication to serving the people of Barbuda in the political field for over forty years.
|MP for Barbuda
||House of Representatives
||1989 - 2004