John Atta Mills

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John Atta Mills
John Evans Atta Mills
President of Ghana
(3rd President of the 4th Republic)
In office
7 January 2009 – 24 July 2012
Vice PresidentJohn Dramani Mahama
Preceded byJohn Agyekum Kufuor
Succeeded byJohn Dramani Mahama
3rd Vice-President of Ghana
(2nd Vice-President of the 4th Republic)
In office
7 January 1997 – 7 January 2001
PresidentJerry John Rawlings
Preceded byKow Nkensen Arkaah
Succeeded byAliu Mahama
Personal details
John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills

(1944-07-21)21 July 1944
Tarkwa, Gold Coast
(now Ghana)
Died24 July 2012(2012-07-24) (aged 68)
Accra, Ghana
Resting placeAsomdwee Park, Accra, Ghana
Political partyNational Democratic Congress
Spouse(s)Ernestina Naadu Mills
ChildrenSam Kofi Atta Mills
Alma mater
OccupationLaw Professor
Notable Awards
  • Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize
  • The Fritz Redlich Alumni Award
PositionsNational Tax Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service (Ghana) (1988–1996)

John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills[1] (21 July 1944 – 24 July 2012) was a Ghanaian politician, a lawyer, a legal scholar, a tax expert and a sports administrator. He became President of Ghana after he was elected in 2009. He died on 24 July 2012 from throat cancer.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "John Atta Mills: Death of an African leader". Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  2. "Commonwealth Secretariat – Commonwealth Secretary-General mourns death of Ghanaian President". 24 July 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012.

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