Roland Theodore SYMONETTE

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Industrialist, Businessman, Asian and rest of the world politician

BahamianBorn Roland Theodore SYMONETTE

Bahamian politician, 1st Premier of the Bahamas

Born on December 16, 1898 in Current, Eleuthera , Bahamas

Died on March 13, 1980 in Nassau , Bahamas

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Roland "Pop" Symonette was one of nine children of Methodist minister Edwin Lofthouse Symonette and his wife Lavania Alethia (née Weech) on the small island settlement of Current, Eleuthera.



Although he had only six years of formal education, Symonette became one of the wealthiest men of his generation. An autodidact and lifelong advocate of education, he was a school teacher early in his career, but as it was a difficult way to make a living, during Prohibition, Symonette transported whiskey to the United States.

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