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Rector Journalist (Freelance) Educational TV Lecturer

Hon James Burty David GCSK MP was a Mauritian politician.


David, James Edward was born on June 28, 1951 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Charles Brown and Catherine Nelson David.


Degree in Political Science, Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1973. Master of Arts in International Relations, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, 1991.


David received his Diploma in Education at the University of London and doctorate at the University of Bordeaux. He joined the Labour Party in 1964, which he served successively as president, secretary general and director of communication. David was minister of education from 1995 to 1997, Minister of Environment and local authorities from 1997 to 2000 and Minister of Local Government, Rodrigues and Outer Islands since 2005.

He was a journalist of Freelance, teacher and afterwards rector at Eden College and an author of many school manuals in French.


  • In 2010 he was awarded the Grand Commanders of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (GCSK) for remarkable contribution in the political, social and educational fields.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Conducting Post-World World War II National Security Research in Executive Branch Records: A Comprehensive Guide. Contributor articles to professional journal.


Married Jeanne Marie Delasko, September 15, 2007. 1 child Cristina Helen.

Charles Brown

Catherine Nelson David

Jeanne Marie Delasko

Cristina Helen David