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Kenneth Lee O'Neil Baugh (24 February 1941 – 1 September 2019)[1] was a Jamaican politician, who was an Opposition Leader, Foreign minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Jamaica. He served in the Parliament of Jamaica, was a general secretary and chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party.[2] He also served as Minister of Health. After his party lost the 2011 general election he served as Member of Parliament and opposition spokesman on health and quality of life.[3]

Ken Baugh

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Leader of the Opposition
In office
21 January 2005 – 21 April 2005
Prime MinisterP.J. Patterson
Preceded byEdward Seaga
Succeeded byBruce Golding
Personal details
Kenneth Lee O'Neil Baugh

(1941-02-24)24 February 1941
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Died1 September 2019(2019-09-01) (aged 78)
Political partyJamaica Labour Party

Baugh retired from politics in 2015 due to ill health.[4] He had brain surgery later that year.[4] Baugh died on 1 September 2019 from a long-illness at the age of 78.[4]


  1. ^ "Former JLP MP Dr Ken Baugh has died". 1 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Dionne Rose, "Baugh takes over - Will remain Opposition leader until Golding gets a seat", Jamaica Gleaner, 21 January 2005".
  3. ^ "Desmond Allen, "Election 2011: The big losers, the returnees, the veteran survivors...", Jamaica Observer, 1 January 2012".
  4. ^ a b c "Former Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Ken Baugh, is dead". Loop Jamaica. 1 September 2019.