Kofi Adumua Bossman

Kofi Adumua Bossman

Kofi Adumua Bossman is a Ghanaian barrister, a jurist and a politician.

27 March 1907

Early life and Education 1907

Bossman was born on March 27, 1907 in Prampram, Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast), in the Greater Accra Region.He started attending classes at Prampram's Wesleyan Infant Junior School. From 1913 to 1916, he attended the Wesleyan Boys' School in Accra, and from 1920 to 1923, he attended the St. Edmundsbury East Anglican School in Suffolk, England. From 1924 to 1928, he attended King's College, University of London, where he was admitted under the name Edward Kofi Bossman. In 1924, he enrolled at Lincoln's Inn, and in 1928, he received his "utter barrister" call.

09 July 1929

Youth Conference

Bossman was a founding member of the Gold Coast Youth Conference in 1929 and the organization's first secretary

09 July 1940

Private legal

He started a private legal business at Kojo Thompson's offices in Accra after returning to the Gold Coast.

07 July 1948

Coussey Committee

From 1948 to 1949, he served on the Coussey Committee for constitutional reform.

11 July 1951


While working as a private attorney, Bossman entered politics. He belonged to the Mambii Party. He ran for and won a seat on the town council on February 25, 1942.Later, he joined the National Democratic Party and became its general secretary. In the 1951 elections, he ran for a seat in Accra but was defeated.In 1952, the party and the United Gold Coast Convention were combined to become the Congress Party.

06 July 1955

General secretary

He once held the position of general secretary of the Gold Coast Bar Association, and in July 1955, he attended the Commonwealth and Empire Law Conference in London on behalf of the organization.

17 July 1962

Supreme Court Judge

Straight out of law school, on July 2, 1956, he was appointed to the bench as a high court judge. In 1962, he was elevated to the position of Supreme Court Judge.

30 June 1964

Dismissed as Supreme Court Jugde

Bossman, Edward Akufo-Addo, and Robert Samuel Blay were all fired and had their appointments canceled by then-president Kwame Nkrumah on March 2, 1964.

05 July 1967


He died in 1967 while still a member of the commission.

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