Michael Manley Biography

Michael Norman Manley (10 December 1924 – 6 March 1997) was the fourth Prime Minister of Jamaica (1972–1980, 1989–1992). A multi-racial Jamaican from a prosperous background, Manley was a democratic socialist.

The second son of Jamaica's Premier Norman Washington Manley and Jamaican artist Edna Manley, Michael Manley was a charismatic figure who became the leader of the Jamaican People's National Party a few months before his father's death in 1969.