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Burnham, Linden Forbes Sampson (Linden)

Born: 1923 AD
Died: 1985 AD, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: Guyanese
Categories: Politician


1923 - He was born on the 20th of February.

         - He attended the prestigious and the colony's elite Queen's College.

1942 - He won the Guiana Scholarship as the colony’s top student.

1948 - Burnham received a law degree from the University of London.

1950 - Burnham, along with Indo-Guyanese labor leader Cheddi Jagan, established the People's Progressive Party.

1952 - He became the president of the party's affiliated trade union, the British Guiana Labour Union.

1958-1961 - Burnham went on to form the People's National Congress entering its first election under that name.

1964 - He was premier of Guyana.

1966 - He became prime minister of Guyana .

1980 - He was president of Guyana.

1985 - He died on  the 6th of August.


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