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Jawara, Dawda Kairaba, Sir, 1924-2019

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Personal name headingJawara, Dawda Kairaba, Sir, 1924-2019
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Variant(s)Jawara, David, 1924-2019
Jawara, Dawda Kairaba, Sir, 1924-
See alsoGambia. President (1970-1994 : Jawara)
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Associated countryGambia
Associated placeGreat Britain England Scotland
Birth date1924-05-16
Death date2019-08-27
Place of birthBarajally (Gambia)
Place of deathFajara (Gambia)
AffiliationUniversity of Glasgow Peoples' Progressive Party (Gambia)
Gambia. Department of the Prime Minister
Profession or occupationPoliticians Prime ministers Presidents Veterinarians
Found inHis Foreign policy guidelines, 1982: t.p. (Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, President of the Republic of the Gambia)
LC data base, 7/11/89 (hdg.: Jawara, Dawda Kairaba, Sir, 1924- )
Wikipedia WWW site, Dec. 27, 2005 (Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara; b. May 16, 1924; president of the Gambia, Apr. 24, 1970-July 22, 1994)
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed February 18, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Jawara, Sir Dawda Kairaba; president, prime minister; born 1924 in Barajally, Gambia; attended Achimota College in the Gold Coast; studied veterinary surgery at the University of Glasgow; was appointed the colony's principal veterinary officer (1957); became one of the founders of the People's Progressive Party; became minister of education and chief minister (1962); was appointed prime minister (1965) and elected president (1970); won reelection to his fifth presidential term (1992); fled to Britain and lived in exile until 2002)
New York Times (online), Dawda Jawara, founding father of Gambia, dies at 95, September 4, 2019, viewed September 5, 2019 (Dawda Jawara, veterinarian-turned-politician who led Gambia to independence from the British, died on August 27 at his home in Fajara, a suburb of Banjul, age 95; born in Barajally Tenda; upon return from Scotland where he studied veterinary medicine, he converted from Islam to Christianity and took the name David; later converted back to Islam; after 1994 coup he lived in exile in London)