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|Date of Birth:||October 17, 1949|
|Place of Birth:||Barbados|
|Spouse:||Beverley Jeanne Batchelor|
Owen Arthur was educated at the University of the West Indies (Barbados and Jamaica campuses), where he earned a BA in economics and history (1971) and an MSc in economics (1974). After graduating he held positions with Jamaica's National Planning Agency and the Jamaica Bauxite Institute. In 1981 he joined the Ministry of Finance and Planning of Barbados.
He was elected to the Senate in 1983 and to the House of Assembly in 1984. He was chosen to serve as Leader of the Opposition in 1993.
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