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TRIBUTES: DR Marcus J Garvey

Marcus J. Garvey, Jr., elder of the two sons of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, iconic Civil

Rights Activist, and First National Hero of Jamaica, W.I., and Amy Jacques

Garvey, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, in West Palm Beach,

Florida. He was 90 years old, and had been ailing for some time.

Marcus Garvey, Jr., was born in St. Andrews. Jamaica, and received his early

education at Calabar High School in Kingston, Jamaica. His subsequent academic

and professional training were at the University of London, England, the

University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica and City College

of the City University of New York (CUNY). He holds a Bachelor of Arts (English

and Economics), and the Bachelor of Laws degrees of the University of London,

the BSc. (Mathematics, Physics), and MSc . (Physics) degrees of the University of

the West Indies. He migrated to the US in 1973 to pursue a PhD degree in Physics.

He subsequently earned an MSc. (Electrical Engineering) from City College


Mr. Garvey taught Mathematics and Physics at several high schools in Jamaica, at

the university of the West Indies, and at City and Hunter Colleges (CUNY), in

New York. Corporate professional employment included work as an Electrical

Engineer in digital and analog circuit design, the analysis and design of optical

fiber transmission systems and the analysis of navigational guidance systems.

Upon retirement in 1993, he returned to academia and served as an Adjunct

Professor in the Department of Mathematics at La Guardia Community College,

NY, and also taught Aeronautical Engineering at the College of Aeronautics in

Flushing , New York. On a part-time basis, Mr. Garvey also practiced

engineering and consulted in his specialties as well as being an expert witness in

many engineering court trials. He was a Registered Professional Engineer in the

States of Massachusetts and New Jersey, a member of the Institute of Electrical

and Electronic Engineers, the Optical Society of America, and the American

Institute of Physics. He has also been published in the prestigious Scientific

Journal NATURE.

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