Former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga dies on 89th birthday

Edward Seaga

Edward Philip George Seaga was born, in Boston, where his parents lived at the time. His father, Philip Seaga, was a businessman of Lebanese descent, and his mother, Erna (Maxwell) Seaga, was of mixed European and African heritage. The family was originally from Jamaica and returned there when Edward was an infant.

He later went back to the United States to attend Harvard from which he graduated in 1952 with a degree in social sciences.

He was married twice, first in 1965 to Marie Constantine, whom he divorced in 1995, and then to Carla Vendryes, a sociology researcher, in 1996. He is survived by Ms. Vendryes and their daughter, Gabrielle, and by three children from his first marriage, Christopher, Andrew and Anabella.