Norman Manley Biography

Home > Icons > Norman Manley > Biography Part 1


Biography Part 1 - Growing up in Jamaica

Norman Washington Manley was born on 4 July 1893 in Roxborough, Manchester parish. He was the son of two mixed race parents, Thomas Albert Samuel Manley and Margaret Ann Shearer, his lineage includes both Irish and African ancestors. Manley was the cousin of another one of Jamaica's national heroes, Alexander Bustamante.

Manley received an excellent education, being educated at Beckford and Smith High School in St. Catherine (now named St Jago High School), Wolmers school and Jamaica College. Norman Manley remained at Jamaica College to teach for several months after graduating but in 1914 he was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship to study law at Jesus College at Oxford University in England.

In addition to his academic achievements, Norman Manley was also a gifted athlete. His best known sporting achievement was being the long term record holder of the 100 meters, however, he also boxed, played cricket and football.

Next: Early Career

© 2009 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com


Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional    Valid CSS!    email    Facebook Logo Share

Home  |  Destinations  |  Music  |  Jamaican Recipes  |  The Arts  |  Icons |  About Us |  Further Reading  |  Links  |  Search
Montego Bay
Ocho Rios
Port Antonio
More Destinations....
Bob Marley
Sean Paul
Tessanne Chin
Beenie Man
More Artists....
Jamaican Recipes
Jerk Chicken
Ackee and Saltfish
Rice and Peas
Beef Patties
Curry Chicken
The Arts
The Harder They Come
Dancehall Queen
Power Game
Small Island
Jamaican Flag
Marcus Garvey
About Us
Further Reading
Norman Manley Biography
Growing up in Jamaica
Early Career
Workers' Rights
Formation of the PNP
The Fight for Independence
Retirement, Death and Legacy