This Day In History: General Motors & Roger Clarke of Jamaica

On September 16, 1908 General Motors was founded in General Motors was founded by William C. Durant. And we also reflect on the weekend’s funeral service held for champion politician, Roger Clarke of Jamaica. Hundreds turned out on Saturday September 13, 2014 to pay their final respects to late Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke at the Official Funeral Service held at St. George’s Anglican Church, in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. Former Jamaican Prime Minister, P.J. Patterson said:

“The Cabinet has lost the wisdom of one who fully understood the psyche of the common man. He is a fine example of the coherent, integrated life in which personal attributes, life history, skills, opportunity, and a decision to give political service have all come together to uplift the Jamaican people.” Internationally Clarke was described as a leader whose affable personality often managed to bridge the Caribbean island’s deep political divide. Roger Clarke was still the Agriculture Minister when he died on August 28 in Florida from a suspected heart attack, he was 74 years old.

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