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List of Ghana heads of state by age

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This is a list of Ghanaian Presidents by age. This table can be sorted to display Ghanaian Presidents by name, order of office, date of birth, age at inauguration, length of retirement, or lifespan.

Two measures of longevity are given; this is to allow for the differing number of leap days occurring within the life of each President. The first figure is the number of days between date of birth and date of death, allowing for leap days; in parentheses the same period given in years and days, with the years being the number of whole years the President lived, and the days being the remaining number of days after his last birthday. Where the president in question is still living, the longevity is calculated up to 26 February 2020.

Overview[edit]

The median age of accession is roughly 47 years and 8 months, which falls between Joseph Ankrah and Hilla Limann. The youngest person to become president was Jerry Rawlings (age 31 years, 347 days). The oldest president to become president was John A. Mills (age 64 years, 170 days).

The oldest living former president is John Kufuor, born 8 December 1938 (aged 81 years, 80 days). The youngest living former president is Jerry Rawlings, born 22 June 1947 (aged 72 years, 249 days).

The longest-lived president was Nii Amaa Ollennu, who died at the age of 80 years, 215 days. the shortest lived was Fred Akuffo, who died at the age of 42 years, 97 days.

Ghanaian Presidents' ages[edit]

#
President
Date of birth
Date of
inauguration
Age at
inauguration
End of
term
Length of
retirement
Date of death
Lifespan
1 Nkrumrah, KwameKwame Nkrumah 1909-09-21(1909-09-21)21 September 1909 1 July 1960 (1960-07-01) 50 years, 284 days 24 February 1966 (1966-02-24) 2,2542,254 days 1972-04-27(1972-04-27)27 April 1972 22,864 days (62 years, 219 days)
2 Ankrah, JosephJoseph Ankrah 1915-08-18(1915-08-18)18 August 1915 24 February 1966 (1966-02-24) 50 years, 190 days 2 April 1969 (1969-04-02) 8,6388,638 days 1992-11-25(1992-11-25)25 November 1992 28,224 days (77 years, 99 days)
3 Afrifa, AkwasiAkwasi Afrifa 1936-04-24(1936-04-24)24 April 1936 2 April 1969 (1969-04-02) 32 years, 343 days 7 August 1970 (1970-08-07) 3,2453,245 days 1979-06-26(1979-06-26)26 June 1979 15,768 days (43 years, 63 days)
4 Ollennu, NiiNii Ollennu[1] 1906-00-0021 May 1906 7 August 1970 (1970-08-07) 64 years, 78 days 31 August 1970 (1970-08-31) 5,957 days 1986-00-0022 December 1986 29,435 days (80 years, 215 days)
5 Akufo-Addo, EdwardEdward Akufo-Addo 1906-06-26(1906-06-26)26 June 1906 31 August 1970 (1970-08-31) 64 years, 66 days 13 January 1972 (1972-01-13) 2,7422,742 days 1979-07-17(1979-07-17)17 July 1979 26,684 days (73 years, 21 days)
6 Acheampong, IgnatiusIgnatius Acheampong 1931-09-23(1931-09-23)23 September 1931 13 January 1972 (1972-01-13) 40 years, 112 days 5 July 1978 (1978-07-05) 0,346346 days 1979-06-16(1979-06-16)16 June 1979 17,433 days (47 years, 266 days)
7 Akuffo, FredFred Akuffo 1937-03-21(1937-03-21)21 March 1937 5 July 1978 (1978-07-05) 41 years, 106 days 4 June 1979 (1979-06-04) 0,02222 days 1979-06-26(1979-06-26)26 June 1979 15,437 days (42 years, 97 days)
8 Rawlings, JerryJerry Rawlings[2] 1947-06-22(1947-06-22)22 June 1947 4 June 1979 (1979-06-04) 31 years, 347 days 24 September 1979 (1979-09-24) 7,8187,818 days[3] 2020-02-26 26,547 days (72 years, 249 days)
9 Limann, HillaHilla Limann 1934-12-12(1934-12-12)12 December 1934 24 September 1979 (1979-09-24) 44 years, 286 days 31 December 1981 (1981-12-31) 5,8675,867 days 1998-01-23(1998-01-23)23 January 1998 23,053 days (63 years, 42 days)
10 Rawlings, JerryJerry Rawlings[2] 1947-06-22(1947-06-22)22 June 1947 31 December 1981 (1981-12-31) 34 years, 192 days 7 January 2001 (2001-01-07) 7,8187,818 days[3] 2020-02-26 26,547 days (72 years, 249 days)
11 Kufuor, JohnJohn Kufuor 1938-12-08(1938-12-08)8 December 1938 7 January 2001 (2001-01-07) 62 years, 30 days 7 January 2009 (2009-01-07) 0,4,0674,067 days 2020-02-26 29,665 days (81 years, 80 days)
12 Mills, JohnJohn A. Mills 1944-07-21(1944-07-21)21 July 1944 7 January 2009 (2009-01-07) 64 years, 170 days 24 July 2012 (2012-07-24) 00 days 2012-07-24(2012-07-24)24 July 2012 24,840 days (68 years, 3 days)
13 Mahama, JohnJohn Mahama 1958-11-29(1958-11-29)29 November 1958 24 July 2012 (2012-07-24) 53 years, 238 days 7 January 2017 (2017-01-07) 0,1,1451,145 days 2020-02-26 22,369 days (61 years, 89 days)
14 Akufo-Addo, NanaNana Akufo-Addo 1944-03-29(1944-03-29)29 March 1944 7 January 2017 (2017-01-07) 72 years, 284 days 0,000Incumbent 0,000Incumbent 2020-02-26 27,727 days (75 years, 334 days)
# President Date of birth Date of
inauguration
Age at
inauguration
End of
term
Length of
retirement
Date of death Lifespan
  1. Ollennu was an Acting President.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rawlings served two non-consecutive terms, which are listed separately.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rawlings was a retired president between his two terms, and has been a retired president since 2001.

See also[edit]


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