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Biography of James Van Leuven Mensah

James Van Leuven Mensah (also known as J.V.L. Mensah) was a Ghanaian accountant, public servant, banker, and politician. He was born at Kengen, Ghana to Joseph Mensah and Yanke Adela 8 February 1937. His father was a Catchiest from Nkroful. After settling at Kengen, Joseph named his son after a Dutch missionary he worked with, Fr. Van Leuven, at the local Saint …

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Biography of Hilla Limann, GCMG

Hilla Limann, GCMG (12 December 1934 – 23 January 1998) was a Ghanaian diplomat and politician who served the President of Ghana from 24 September 1979 to 31 December 1981. He served as a diplomat in Lomé, Togo and Geneva, Switzerland. Education Limann, whose original last name was Babini, was born in the northern Gold Coast town of Gwollu in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region to a …

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Biography of Daniel Augustus Lartey

Daniel Augustus Lartey (1 August 1926 – 28 December 2009) popularly known as Dan Lartey was a Ghanaian politician in the 2000, and 2004 presidential candidate of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP). He was a former publisher and labour unionist, he became a household name in Ghana following his famous 2004 presidential …

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Biography of Joseph William Swain de Graft-Johnson

Joseph William Swain de Graft-Johnson (6 October 1933 – 22 April 1999) was a Ghanaian engineer, academic and politician. He served as Vice-President of Ghana from 1979 to 1981. Early life and education Joseph de Graft-Johnson was born on 6 October 1933 in Cape Coast, Gold Coast to Fante parents. He attended Mfantsipim School. He received his …

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Biography of Dr.Isaac K. Chinebuah

Dr.Isaac K. Chinebuah (7 October 1929 – 8 June 2006) was an academic and the foreign minister in the People’s National Party (PNP) government of the Third Republic of Ghana. Career Dr. Chinebuah was a former headmaster of Achimota School from 1963 to 1966 and also a former lecturer at the Institute of African Studies of the University of Ghana, Legon. He was a Minister for Education …

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