Samuel McPherson


Born: 13-May-1886
Birthplace: Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama
Died: 20-July-1972
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Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Tailor, Politician

Executive summary: Samuel McPherson served in the House of Assembly
for 10 years. He promoted honesty and hard work and his commitment to
excellence inspired many Bahamians. He was instrumental in the formation of
the Working Women’s Wheel Association and later co-founded the Citizen’s
Committee, a civic group which opposed racism in films. He excelled as a
tailor and was actively involved in the church, playing the violin and
serving as a vestryman.

Father: John Franklyn McPherson
Mother: Phyllis Grant
Wife: Muriel Brewster (2 children)
Children: Eva McPherson, James Franklin McPherson

S.C.Mcpherson Secondary School was named in his honor, as were the
basketball courts at Hay Street and Comfort Street, between Market and East
Streets, in the Farm Road constituency.

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