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Ivan Dawson
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Ivan Dawson, CBE
Former Speaker of the Legislative Council of the British Virgin Islands

Ivan Davson was a former Speaker of the Legislative Council of the British Virgin Islands.

Career

Subsequent to the restoration of the Legislative Council of the British Virgin Islands in 1950, Dawson was elected as member for the Third District following general elections in 1957, 1960 and 1963. He was then elected as the member for the Second District in the 1967 general election, which introduced Ministerial rule in the British Virgin Islands, and he was appointed Minister for Natural Resources and Public Health. He later served as Deputy Speaker (1971-1975) and then Speaker (1975-1983) to the Legislative Council.

He was a founding member of the United Party. The Ivan Dawson Primary School and the Ivan Dawson Memorial Scholarship are named in his honour.

Honours and awards

He was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Legacy

The Ivan Dawson Primary School is named in his honour.

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Dawson
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Occupation Politician
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Place of Birth British Virgin Islands
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Notable Accomplishments
Speaker of the Legislative Council of the British Virgin Islands: 1975 - 1983
Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Council of the British Virgin Islands: 1971 - 1975
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