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Hugh Gordon Hylvestra Cummins
(2 February 1891 - 26 October 1970)
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Dr. Hugh Gordon Hylvestra Cummins
Former Premier of Barbados

Dr. Hugh Gordon Hylvestra Cummins was a Barbadian politician. He served as Premier of Barbados from 17 April 1958 to 8 December 1961 and was a member of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP).

Career

Dr. Cummins was a medical practitioner and one of the first Barbados Labour Party members of Parliament in 1940. In 1951 he together with Grantley Herbert Adams, Mencea Cox (Sir Mencea) and Frank Walcott (Rt. Excellent Sir Frank) were appointed members of the Executive Committee of the BLP. He also became a Minister in 1954 when Ministerial Government was introduced. He became the second Premier of Barbados when Sir Grantley was elected Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation.

His outstanding achievement was the abolition of the Located Labourers Act.

Death and legacy

Cummins died on 26 October 1970. He is commemorated by the naming of the ABC Highway and the Gordon Cummins Hospital in St. Thomas, the constituency that he represented.

Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Gordon_Cummins
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Gordon Cummins
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Occupation Doctor, Politician
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Date of Birth 2 February 1891
Place of Birth Barbados
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Date of Death 26 October 1970
Place of Death Barbados
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Notable Accomplishments
Premier of Barbados: 17 April 1958 - 8 December 1961
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