Harrington Reeves, civil servant and educator, was born
on 16 April, 1889 at Arthur's Town, Cat Island to Commissioner Mr.
Henry Lewis Reeves and Mrs. Kefie Reeves. He was educated at the
Boys Central School in Nassau, and at the Tuskegee Institute in
a civil servant, Reeves was involved in a number of government areas.
Among these were Local Government, as he was a Commissioner for
an Out Island, Health, as he was the Social Investigator for the
Bahamas General Hospital, and Education, as he was the Secretary
and Business Manager for the Board of Education. During his ten
years in the latter position, he introduced a number of changes
in the school system. As a result of his contribution to education,
a school was
named after him.
Reeves was a man who was also involved in a number of community
organizations. He was a founding member of The Bahamas Brotherhood,
serving for nineteen years as president of that organization. He
was involved in the management of the Mothers Club and the Bahamas
Council of the YWCA. However, perhaps his greatest civic effort
was made at the Dundas Civic Centre, an organization established
to train persons interested in hotel work.
died on 14 May 1985 at age 96.