William Ofori Atta

William Ofori Atta

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27 September 1910

Early life

Nana William Ofori Atta, a descendant of the Ofori-Atta dynasty and son of Nana Sir Ofori Atta I, attended Mfantsipim School and Achimota School, played a pioneering role in Cambridge School Certificate exams, and later studied at Queens' College, University of Cambridge. He eventually became a lawyer, and his sister, Susan Ofori-Atta, became Ghana's first female physician. 

27 September 1947


William Ofori Atta was a founding member of the United Gold Coast Convention, served as a parliamentarian and government minister, opposed Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, and played a prominent role in Ghanaian politics, including running for president and becoming Chairman of the Council of State during the Third Republic.


27 September 1988

Founder of Korle-Bu Community Chapel

William Ofori Atta was a devout Christian, co-founded the Korle-Bu Community Chapel, delivered the J.B. Danquah Memorial Lectures in 1985 on the topic of "Ghana, A Nation in Crisis," and received a state burial upon his death in 1988. 

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