Edward Akufo-Addo

Edward Akufo-Addo Ex President 1969 - 1972: Edward Akufo-Addo


Date of Birth:     1906-06-26
Place:     Akropong-Akwapim, E

  26 June 1906 - 17 July 1979
Father: Williarn Martin Addo-Danquah
Mother: Tboedora Amuafi
Wife: Adeline Yeboakwa Akufo-Addo.
Education and Career Pattern
Achimota College, (won scholarship) to St. Peter's College, Oxford University, UK where he read Mathematics, Politics and Philosophy.

    1940: Called to the Middle Temple Bar, London, UK
    1941: Returned to Gold Coast and started private legal practice but was soon caught up in politics.
    1947: Founding Member of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC)
    1948: One of "Big Six" detained after disturbances in Accra
    1949 - 1950: Member, Gold Coast Legislative Council
    1949: Member Coussey Constitutional Commission
    1962 - 1964 : Supreme Court Judge ( One of three Judges who sat on Treason trial involving Tawiah Adamafio, Aku Adjei and three other after the Kulungugu bomb attack on Nkrumah. Was Dismissed with fellow judges for finding some of the accused not guilty) September
    1966 - 1970: Appointed Chief justice in NLC regime.
    1966 - 1968: Chairman Constitutional Commission (Commission that drafted the 1969 Second Republican Constitution).
    1966 - 1968: Head, NLC Political Commission.
    1970 - 1972 : President of Ghana in the Second Republic ( Akufo-Addo was a ceremonial President and had no executive powers as all powers lay with the Prime Minister, Dr. Kori Abrefa Busia)
    1979: Died of natural causes.

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