Sir Charles Egbert Mills, CMG, JP
Former Cabinet Minister, St. Kitts and Nevis
Charles Egbert Mills was a politician, and former Cabinet Minister in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Early life and education
Charles Egbert Mills was born on 18 June 1921 in The Alley, Sandy Point, St. Kitts. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree from the University of the West Indies
The former teacher, Education Officer and Chief Education Officer was first elected to the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Assembly on 1 December 1975 as the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party Parliamentary Representative for the Electoral District 5 from Sandy Point to Dieppe Bay in 1984.
He began his political career in 1975 serving as Minister of Communications, Works and Public Utilities and as Minister of Finance until 1980. From 1980 to 1984, he was elected member of the Parliamentary Opposition in the National Assembly. In 1984, the Hon. Charles Mills was appointed Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, a position he held until he demitted office in 1989.
Former St. Kitts and Nevis' Prime Minister the Hon Denzil Douglas succeeded the Hon. Charles Mills as Parliamentary Representative of Constituency #6 in 1989.
Mills served as Governor-General' Deputy between 1995 and 2004.
Honours and awards
He was the recipient of the Companion of Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG) from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Mills was married for 52 years to wife Sylvia Mills.
Death and legacy
Millspassed away quietly at his home at the Alley, Sandy Point on Wednesday, 7 February 2007, aged 86. In 2010, the Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis renamed the Sandy Point High School as the Charles E. Mills Secondary School in his honour.