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Dudley Thompson

Biography

Jamaican Government Officials

Date of Birth (DOB): 1/19/1917
From: Jamaica
Best Known for: Lawyer Pan-African activist / Defended Jomo Kenyatta

Bio: Dudley Thompson is a man of many distinctions. Regarded as an intellectual and long standing Pan-Africanist, a friend and colleague of George Padmore, Kwame Nkrumah, C.L.R. James, Julius Nyerre and M.K.O. Abiola. Thompson in his earlier years fought as pilot in active combat during his tenure in the RAAF. As a lawyer he has defended Jomo Kenyatta during the Mau Mau trials is Kenya.Played an effective role in the independence movement of both Belize and Bahamas. In Jamaica he has held a variety of official positions and was awarded the Order of Jamaica, one of Jamaica's most prestigious decorations, for distinguished service in the field of International Affairs and his contribution to the legal developments in Jamaica.



Awarded a medal by the OAU as a "Legend Of Africa".

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