Williams, Eric

Williams, Eric,

1911–81, prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago (1961–81). He attended Oxford and taught at Howard Univ. in Washington, D.C. (1939–53). Returning to Trinidad, he founded (1955) the country's first formal political party. He became chief minister in 1956 and prime minister in 1961. Elections in 1966 and 1971 reaffirmed his position. He led his country to independence within the Commonwealth of Nations (1962). Williams launched several ambitious five-year development plans, attracting foreign capital through tax incentives and acquiring foreign aid. He concentrated his efforts on the improvement of education and the development and diversification of industry and agriculture. Although of African descent, he faced increasing black militant opposition to his government. His numerous writings include The Negro in the Caribbean (1942, repr. 1970); History of the People of Trinidad and Tobago (1964); British Historians and the West Indies (1964); and From Columbus to Castro (1970, repr. 1983).


See his autobiography, Inward Hunger (1969).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in periodicals archive ?
Not used: Jonathan Maxsted, Ben Richardson, Scott Brown, Offrande Zanzala, Daniel Williams, Eric Sousa, Charlie Rowan.
First Church of Sterling congregation, Jim, Bill DePatsy and other patrons of Cheoy Lee's II in West Boylston, friends at Barber's Crossing North, Chip Williams, Eric Scott, Jean Thomas, Peggy Gargulinski, Judy Malcolmson, Genie SanMartino, friends at Fruitlands Museum, Dave and Kristin Aquafresca, Dave Peterson, Louise Janda, more patrons of Barber's Crossing, patrons of Attitudes Salon, anonymous depositors to the J Strong Fund at the Sterling branch of Clinton Savings Bank, Anne Day of Anne's Hands Massage Therapy, Angela of B-Man's 140 Tavern, Jon Hanson and Janet Harris, Linda Wood, Cathy Locke, Sterling Senior Center Lunch attendees, Pam and Jay Queeney, Michael Aquafresca III, Jon Aquafresca, Deb and Mike Aquafresca, Russ Fitch, Joan Goodale, Mike Rouleau and Diane (Wessels) Fitch.
Mr Wild, Jim Williams, Eric Cadwaladr, and Bill and John Nield chipped in to hire a digger to remove weeds along a threequarter mile stretch of the brook.
If the latest rumours are true, then Robbie Williams, Eric Cantona and Anneka Rice are all checking out holiday homes.
Musicians including Daniel Lanois, Lucinda Williams, Eric Burden and Jonathan Richman frequently make the trek to the remote roadhouse, pappyandharriets.com
Domestic action saw Meadows Hotel ease home 5-2 against struggling Har-rock (Eddie Williams, Eric Tyrer) in Division Two.
It'll be good to have him back, though he's played a few gigs in Scotland over the years and has his 12-acre Candacraig estate in Aberdeenshire, which he uses as a base to bring comedy legends such as Robin Williams, Eric Idle and Steve Martin, to the Lonach Gathering And Games.
Duncan Berry, Vickie Back, and Steve Kelly representing the Backgroup and then Liz Williams, Eric Cruice and Emma Bradley-Nicholson representing Countryside Properties PLC; Kate Brown, Harriet Pargetter, Emma Haden and Ailsa Raine representing Knight Frank; Moira Tooke, Andrew Spittle, Marcia Lennox, Andrew Biggs and Sarah Francis attending on behalf of DTZ; Jackie Arch and Chris Warren representing Selbourne Homes; Robert Collins, Philippa Simpson, Mike Mott and Teresa Wells representing Connections in Design Limited
On his right is Mary W Jones, withEdric Williams, Eric Morris and Sam Roberts completing the front row.
SSgts Christian Williams, Eric McDonald and Charles Whalen, A1Cs David Heaps and Tyler Nicholl, 960th Airborne Air Control Sqn., 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
Guests who attended the event included Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Eric Idle, Michael Parkinson and Dame Judi Dench.
Williams, Eric. From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969.