|Earl Vincente Thompson Sr.
Former Parliamentarian, Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Earl Vincente Thompson Sr. was a Bahamian politician and former parliamentarian.
Earl Vincente Thompson Sr. was born in The Bahamas in 1934.
Thompson was a former member of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and served as the party’s Member of Parliament (MP) for Fort Charlotte from 1972 to 1977.
He ran as an independent candidate for Fort Charlotte in the 1977 general election after losing the PLP’s nomination.
Thompson joined the Free National Movement (FNM) in 1980 and became Vice Chairman in 1991.
He remained active in the party from 1991 until the time of his death.
He also served as Chairman of the National Insurance Board from 1974 to 1977.
Thompson was married to wife Venencia and was the father of Clinton Cooper Sr., Earl Jr., Marici, and Jacinta Thompson. He was the brother-in-law of former Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes.
Earl Thompson Sr. died at Princess Margaret Hospital at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 following a long battle with diabetes and congestive heart failure. He was 84. He was accorded a State Recognised Funeral on Friday, 5 October 2018 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street followed by internment at the St. Augustine Monastery, Fox Hill Road.