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Akufo-Addo, Edward

Born: 1906 AD
Died: 1979 AD, at 73 years of age.

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.


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