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Douglas Manley buried

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2013 | 6:04 PM

Former politician, Dr Douglas Manley was today remembered as a man of few words who always had something profound to say when he did speak.



The late lawyer, lecturer, athlete and author was remembered at a sombre thanksgiving service at the University Chapel, Mona in St Andrew, today.



Brilliant, insightful, meticulous, loyal and observant were some of the words used to describe the older brother of the late Michael Manley.



In his tribute, former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson noted that Manley was famous for his sense of humour and wit.



He revealed that his friend was a somewhat absentminded professor with a penchant for mischief, and who never backed down from a bully.



Patterson also said Manley was a down-to-earth politician who had an unorthodox style of campaigning, evidenced during his 1972 bid to become Member of Parliament for South Manchester.



The son of National Hero, Norman Manley, Douglas served as MP for South Manchester between 1989 and 1993.



In his years in parliament he also served as a senator as well as Minister of Youth and Community Development; Minister of Health; Minister of State for Mining and Energy; and Minister of Youth, Culture and Community Development.



Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and a strong contingent of government ministers and officials were among those paying their last respects.



Manley died on July 26 at the age of 91 at his Drumblair, St Andrew residence following a long period of illness.



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