Douglas earned a reputation as a socialist radical reformer during his political career . In the general election on January 31, 2000, he led the Dominica Labor Party to victory over Prime Minister Edison James' ruling United Workers Party . He formed a coalition with the moderate Dominica Freedom Party and succeeded James as Prime Minister on February 3, 2000.
After only eight months in office, Douglas was found dead in his Portsmouth home on October 1, 2000. He had just returned from state visits to Australia, Taiwan, Canada and Jamaica the day before.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Douglas, Roosevelt (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Dominican politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 15, 1941|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 1, 2000|
|Place of death||Portsmouth|