John William Ashe

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John William Ashe
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President of the United Nations General Assembly
In office
17 September 2013 – 16 September 2014
Preceded byVuk Jeremić
Succeeded bySam Kutesa
Personal details
Born(1954-08-20)20 August 1954
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Died22 June 2016(2016-06-22) (aged 61)
Dobbs Ferry, New York, U.S.
ResidenceDobbs Ferry, New York, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania (PhD)
Saint Mary's University
Technical University of Nova Scotia

John William Ashe (20 August 1954 – 22 June 2016) was an Antiguan politician. He was the President of the United Nations General Assembly at its 68th session, which ran September 2013 to September 2014.[1] He was also the ambassador to the United Nations for Antigua and Barbuda between 1995 and 2004.

Ashe died from a heart attack at his home in Dobbs Ferry, New York on 22 June 2016 while awaiting trial by the United States Federal Court.[2] He was 61.

References[change | change source]

  1. "General Assembly opens its 68th session with long-term development a prime goal". United Nations News Centre (17 September). 2013. Retrieved 2015-10-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Steven Visser & Rob Frehse, John Ashe, ex-U.N. leader indicted last year, dies, CNN (June 23, 2016).