Jerry Rawlings

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Jerry John Rawlings
President of Ghana
(1st President of the 4th Republic)
In office
7 January 1993 – 7 January 2001
Vice PresidentKow Nkensen Arkaah (1993–1997)
John Atta Mills (1997–2001)
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded byJohn Kufuor
Head of State of Ghana
Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council
In office
31 December 1981 – 7 January 1993
Vice PresidentNone
Preceded byHilla Limann
Head of State of Ghana
Chairman of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council
In office
4 June 1979 – 24 September 1979
Preceded byGeneral Fred Akuffo
Succeeded byHilla Limann
Personal details
Born(1947-06-22)22 June 1947
Accra, Gold Coast (now Ghana)
Died12 November 2020(2020-11-12) (aged 73)
Accra, Ghana
Political partymilitary – AFRC (1979)
military – PNDC (1981–93)
Multi-Party Democracy – NDC (1993–2001)
ProfessionFighter pilot
AwardsUDS Honorary Award
Military service
Allegiance Ghana
Branch/serviceGhana Air Force
Years of service1968–92
RankFlight Lieutenant

Jerry John Rawlings (22 June 1947 – 12 November 2020)[1] was a Ghanaian politician and military official. He served as the 1st President of the Fourth Republic Ghana serving from 1993 to 2001.

Rawlings died at a hospital in Accra on 12 November 2020 from COVID-19, aged 73.[2][3]

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  1. "FLT LT JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS Former President of The Republic of Ghana". Archived from the original on 27 December 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  2. Frimpong Darfah, Enoch (12 November 2020). "Ghana's former President J.J. Rawlings is dead". Graphic Online. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  3. Jerry Rawlings, ex-Ghanaian president, dies from COVID-19

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