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Akufo-Addo, Edward

Born: 1906 AD
Died: 1979 AD
Nationality: Ghanaian
Categories: Politician

1906 – Born on the 26th of June in Dodowa, Ghana.

1929 – He entered Achimota College, from where he won a scholarship to St Peter’s College, Oxford University, where he studied Mathematics,Politics and Philosophy.

1940 – He was called to the Middle Temple Bar, London, UK.

1947 – He became a founding member of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC).

1949 – He was a member of the Gold Coast Legislative Council and the Coussey Constitutional Commission.

1962 – He became a Supreme Court Judge, after independence.

1966 – He was appointed Chief Justice by the National Liberation Council (NLC).

       – He became the Chairman of the Constitutional Commission.

1972 – He was the President of Ghana in the Second Republic.

       – He was a ceremonial President and had no executive powers as all powers lay with the Prime Minister.

1979 – He died of natural causes, on the 17th of July in Accra, Ghana.