Bashford, T. H. Pat, 1915-1987, politician

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Bashford, T. H. Pat, 1915-1987, politician

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Pat Bashford was leader of the multiracial Centre Party in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) until it merged with the Rhodesia Party in 1977, when Bashford retired from politics. Bashford had emigrated from Britain to Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia) in 1937, where he became a farmer. He was strongly opposed to Ian Smith's unilateral declaration of independence in 1965 and his racial policies.


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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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Obituary, New York Times, 11 September 1987.

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