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Maurice Bishop
Birth: May 29, 1944
Death: Oct. 19, 1983

Grenada Prime Minister. His New Jewel Movement overthrew the Eric Gairy regime in 1979 and he became Prime Minister of Grenada. His government put into effect many Leninist policies and sought closer relationships with Fidel Castro's Cuba, the Soviet Union and other Communist bloc nations. Bishop was well-educated and had an extensive background in studies of the black power movement. He was widely believed to have been cheated out of an election victory by Gairy's supporters several years before leading the revolution against Gairy, who was out of the country addressing the United Nations at the time. In October 1983, Bishop was overthrown and executed at Fort Rupert, St. George's along with a number of his supporters after a military coup d'état, led by Bishop's erstwhile friend and Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard. This event prompted a U.S.-led invasion of the island, "Operation Urgent Fury," to depose the pro-Soviet Coard. The bodies of Bishop and the 10 men killed with him have never been found. (bio by: Erik Lander) 

Cause of death: Assassinated
Body lost or destroyed
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 26, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 18523
Maurice Bishop
Added by: Erik Lander
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