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Former deputy PM Seymour Mullings is dead

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2013 | 11:31 AM

Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer



Former Deputy Prime Minister and People's National Party stalwart, Seymour Mullings is dead.




Mullings, who was also a former Finance Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Health, Local Government and Agriculture, died after a protracted illness.



The man affectionately called 'Foggy' was 82 at the time of his death.



Remembered as a quiet and affable Parliamentarian, Mullings was highly respected by members on both sides of the divide.



However, he was adored by the people of South East St Ann who sent him into the Parliament to represent them on multiple occasions.



Late last year, the St Ann Parish Council passed a resolution asking for the roadway in South East St Ann to be so named the Seymour Mulling Boulevard.



So Loved was he in the constituency he represented in Parliament for 28 years that the current Member of Parliament, Lisa Hanna, was moved to request that the former MP to be so honoured.



She asked that the St Ann Council move the resolution to that effect.



The roadway identified to be named Seymour Mullings Boulevard is from Mount Diablo, or the border between St Ann and St Catherine, at the top of Mount Rosser road, west through to Friendship between Colegate and Walkers Wood, all of it within that Constituency.



FACT FILE



Birth:

Cave Valley St Ann – May 12, 1931



Parents:

Father – Sylvester Mullings

Mother – Victoria Mullings



Posts held:



1989 – Appointed Minister of Finance and Planning



April 1993-October 2001 – Deputy Prime Minister



February 2000-October 2001 – Minister of Land and Environment



November 1, 2001-February 2004 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America



May 1, 2004 Consultant, Minister of Finance and Planning



2006 - Retired



Organisations:



Life Member, Jamaica Federation of Musicians

Former Vice-president of the People's National Party



Education:



Claremont Elementary School

Jamaica College



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