Edward Akufo-Addo

Edward Akufo-Addo

Politician + Lawyer + Chief Justice
Born Jun 26, 1906
Hometown Gold Coast (Briti...
Died Jul 17, 1979
Death Place Accra
Religion Christian
Nationality Ghanaian

Edward Akufo-Addo was a politician and lawyer in Ghana. He was one of the Big Six in the fight for Ghana's independence. He also became the Chief Justice and later President of the Republic of Ghana.

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1906 Birth Born on June 26, 1906.


1940 34 Years Old Akufo-Addo was called to the Middle Temple Bar, London, UK in 1940 and returned to what was then the Gold Coast to start a private legal practice a year later.


1947 41 Years Old In 1947, he became a founding member of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) and was one of the "Big Six" detained after disturbances in Accra.
1949 43 Years Old From 1949–1950, he was a member of the Gold Coast Legislative Council and the Coussey Constitutional Commission. … Read More


1966 60 Years Old From 1966–1970, he was appointed Chief Justice by the National Liberation Council (NLC) regime as well as Chairman of the Constitutional Commission (Commission that drafted the 1969 Second Republican Constitution). … Read More
1970 64 Years Old From 31 August 1970 until his deposition by coup d'état on 13 January 1972, Akufo-Addo was President of Ghana in the Second Republic. … Read More
1979 73 Years Old On 17 July 1979, Akufo-Addo died of natural causes. … Read More
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