Dr. Compton Seaforth
Date of Birth: July 1935
Place of Birth: Georgetown, Guyana
Family Background: He was the eldest of six children.
Academic Background: He was educated at St. George's Anglican Primary School. Later, he attended Queen's College in Georgetown. There he won an Open Scholarship. In 1954, he entered the UWI, Mona, Jamaica. There he obtained his B.Sc. Afterwards he went to Wales where he got his Ph.D. In 1959 he returned to Georgetown where he worked as an Agricultural Chemist. He then spent a year in Nigeria. He wanted, however, to live and work in the Caribbean. In 1963 he got a job in the Department of Chemistry, UWI, St. Augustine. He became a citizen of this country in 1979.