- Biographical Data
1911 Eric Eustace Williams, born 25 September, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.
1918–1922 Tranquillity Boys’ School, Port of Spain.
1922–1931 Queen’s Royal College, Port of Spain.
1932–1939 St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University: B.A. First Class Honors, 1935; D.Phil., 1939.
1939–1946 Assistant Professor of Social and Political Science, Howard University, Washington D.C.
1940 Julius Rosenwald Fellowship.
1941 Julius Rosenwald Fellowship.
1942 Consultant, Office of Strategic Services.
1943–1944 Consultant, British Section, Anglo-American Caribbean Commission, Washington D.C.
1944–1946 Secretary, Agricultural Committee, Caribbean Research Council, Anglo-American Caribbean Commission, Washington D.C.
1946 Associate Professor of Social and Political Science, Howard University, Washington D.C.; Research Consultant, Foundation for Foreign Affairs, Washington D.C.
1948 Head of Research Branch and Deputy Chairman of Caribbean Research Council, Washington D.C.; One of four Senior Officers, Central Secretariat, Caribbean Commission, Trinidad.
1956 Founded People’s National Movement on 24 January. Elected representative to Legislative Council for South Port of Spain constituency on 24 September.
1956–1959 Chief Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.
1959–1962 Premier of Trinidad and Tobago.
1962–1981 Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, re-elected each consecutive election since 1962.
1964 Privy Councillor, Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.), Oxford.
1965 Doctor of Law (LL.D.), University of New Brunswick.
1966 Doctor of Letters (D.Litt), University of the West Indies.
1969 Companion of Honor.
1970 El Collar (Venezuela).
1971 Order of the Southern Cross (Brazil).
1974 Doctor of Law (LL.D.), Andrew University.
1981 Died 29 March, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.