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John Sharpe
(8 November 1921 - 1998)
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Sir John Henry Sharpe, CBE, JP
Former Premier of Bermuda

Sir John Henry Sharpe was a Bermudian politician and third Premier of Bermuda from 1975 - 1977.

Early life and education

John Henry Sharpe was born on 8 November 1921 in Bermuda to Harry and Jessie Elizaebth (White) Sharpe. He is a graduate of Mount Allison Commercial College, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Career

After completing studies from Canada, he returned to Bermuda in 1939 and joined a well known company called The Purvis Limited. That was the time when the second world war broke out and he served for Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Later he rose from the ranks to become the Chairman of Purvis. He was also the director of Bank of Bermuda.

He was a member of the Bermuda Delegation to the Constitutional Conference in London in 1966.

Sir John Sharpe represented Warwick West constituency in the Assembly from 1963 until 1993. He held two very senior Cabinet positions in Government - Minister of Finance (1968-1975); Premier (1975-1977); Minister of Transport (1980); Minister of Sea and Air (1981); Minister of Labour and Home Affairs (1982-1988); Minister of Delegated and Legislative Affairs (1989-1990).

Honours and awards

He was created a Knight Bachelor in 1977.

Personal ife

Sir John was married to Eileen Margaret Morrow and was the father of two children - John and Kathleen.

He was a Past President of the Bermuda Athletic Association; Past Chairman of Warwick Parish Vestry; and Churchwarden of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Bermuda.

Sir John served with Royal Canadian Air Force from 1943-1945 and was a member of the Bermuda War Veterans Association.

Death

He died at the age of 77.

Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Premiers_of_Bermuda
http://www.bermuda-attractions.com/bermuda_0001e2.htm
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Occupation Politician
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Date of Birth 8 November 1921
Place of Birth Bermuda
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Date of Death 1978 (aged 77)
Place of Death Bermuda
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Premier of Bermuda: 29 December 1975 - 30 August 1977
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