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George Chambers

President  Ellis Clarke
Role  Political leader
Preceded by  Eric Williams
Succeeded by  A. N. R. Robinson
Preceded by  Eric Williams
Resigned  December 18, 1986
Name  George Chambers

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Born  4 October 1928 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (1928-10-04)
Political party  People's National Movement (PNM)
Died  November 4, 1997, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Party  People's National Movement
Similar People  Eric Williams, A N R Robinson, Kamla Persad‑Bissessar

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George Michael Chambers ORTT (4 October 1928 – 4 November 1997) was the second Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. Born in Port of Spain, Chambers joined the People's National Movement (PNM) in 1956, and was elected to Parliament representing the St. Ann's East seat. He served as Assistant General Secretary of the PNM before becoming Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance in 1966. From there he went on to serve as Minister of Finance, Public Utilities, Housing, National Security, Education, Planning, Industry/Commerce and Agriculture.

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Chambers was one of three Deputy Leaders of the PNM when then-Prime Minister Eric Williams died suddenly in 1981. He was appointed Prime Minister by then-President Ellis Clarke and led the PNM to victory in the 1981 General Elections. In 1986 he led the PNM to its worst ever electoral defeat (winning only three of the 36 seats in Parliament). Following the defeat Chambers resigned and was succeeded as PNM leader by Patrick Manning.

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