Hamilton Lavity Stoutt
Politician, Deceased Person
1929 – 1995
Who was Hamilton Lavity Stoutt?
Hamilton Lavity Stoutt was the first and longest serving Chief Minister of the British Virgin Islands, winning five general elections and serving three non-consecutive terms of office from 1967 to 1971, again from 1981 to 1983 and again from 1986 until his death in 1995. He also served as a parliamentarian in the legislative council prior to the adoption of the 1967 constitution. He was the leader of the United Party.
During his lifetime, Lavity Stoutt was extremely fond of the quote from Proverbs 29:18 - "Where there is no vision, the people perish", a phrase he would recite frequently when arguing in favour of development projects.
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