Ewart Frederick Brown, Jr.
(born 1946) was Premier
and leader of the Progressive Labour Party
from 2006 and 2010. He served as Member of Parliament for the constituency of Warwick South Central for 17 years until his retirement from politics in October 2010.
Brown was elected leader of the ruling Progressive Labour Party on 30 October 2006, defeating his predecessor, Alex Scott
, at a PLP delegates conference. He is the third leader of the PLP since the party won the 2003 general election. Brown led the party to win a third term in power in the election on 18 December 2007.
Brown is also a physician
and medical director of Bermuda Healthcare Services. He is married to Wanda Henton Brown and has four sons, two are from a previous marriage. The sons are: Kevin, Maurice, Ewart III, and Donovan.
Brown was born in Bermuda to Ewart Sr. and Helene Brown of Flatts
. His mother, Helene Brown
, was a member of parliament for the United Bermuda Party
(UBP), as was his aunt, Gloria Juanita McPhee
, who became Bermuda's first female cabinet minister. He attended the public Central School (today known as Victor Scott Primary) in Pembroke
until the age of 11, after which he was awarded a government scholarship to attend Berkeley Institute
. He eventually was sent by his parents to live with an aunt in Jamaica
, where he excelled in sports, particularly cricket
and track and field
, while attending St Jago High School in Spanish Town, eventually representing that country... Read More