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Adolphus Freeland
(1934 - 18 January 2014)
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Sir Adolphus Freeland
Former Cabinet Minister, Antigua and Barbuda

Sir Adolphus Freeland was an Antiguan politician and former Antigua Labour Party (was) minister.

Career

Sir Adolphus is recognised as the longest-serving ALP minister and representative for St George. He served as a Cabinet Minister from 1976 to 1999 when he retired from active politics.

Sir Adolphus was a member of the Leeward Islands and Combined Leeward and Windward Isalnds cricket teams from 1959 to 1967. He is credited with being the first Leeward Islands cricketer to take 5 wickets in a first class innings. He also served for many years as a Director of the then Antigua Cricket Association.

Sir Freeland’s political career began in 1968 after the riots in March that year as a result of the historical split between Sir George H Walter and Sir VC Bird, when he committed to the Antigua Trades & Labour Union (AT&LU).

He became general secretary of the union in 1968 and held the position until 1976, making him the longest serving general secretary in the history of the AT&LU.

Personal life

Sir Adolphus was married to wife, Lady Freeland, and was the father of six children, 14 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

Death

Sir Adolphus died at Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) at 5:10 am on Saturday, 18 January 2014 after a brief period of illness. He was 79 years old. Sir Adolphus was accorded an Official Funeral. His body was interred at the Floretta Gardens Cemetery on 30 January 2014.

ELECTION TIMELINE
Year District Party Votes % votes Result Notes6
1994 St. George Antigua Labour Party 1,094 52.34% Won 5th term
1989 St. George Antigua Labour Party 1,087 62.04% Won 4th term
1984 St. George Antigua Labour Party 1,122 76.90% Won 3rd term
1980 St. George Antigua Labour Party 1,102 62.72% Won 2nd term
1976 St. George Antigua Labour Party 973 51.62% Won 1st term
1971 St. George Antigua Labour Party 520 40.88% Lost Lost to Sydney Prince (PLM)
PARLIAMENTARY TIMELINE
Post Chamber Party Date
MP for St. George House of Representatives PLM 1971 - 1980
PORTFOLIOS
Post Date
Minister of Barbuda Affairs and Labour 1978 - 1999
Minister of Labour, Home Affairs, Health and Housing 1976 - 1978 
Sources
http://www.antiguaobserver.com/nation-mourns-the-death-of-sir-adolphus-freeland/
http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/23/23572/23572.html
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Adolphus Freeland
QUICK FACTS
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Occupation Trade Unionist, Politician
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Date of Birth 1934
Place of Birth Antigua and Barbuda
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Date of Death 18 January 2014 (aged 79)
Place of Death Antigua and Barbuda
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Notable Accomplishments
Former Parliamentarian and Cabinet Minister
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