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Sir Dawda Jawara
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1st President of the Gambia
In office
24 April 1970 – 22 July 1994
Preceded by Elizabeth II as Queen of the Gambia
Succeeded by Yahya Jammeh
Prime Minister of the Gambia
In office
12 June 1962 – 24 April 1970
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Pierre Sarr N'Jie
Succeeded by Office abolished
Personal details
Born (1924-05-16)May 16, 1924
Barajally, MacCarthy Island Division, Gambia
Died August 27, 2019(2019-08-27) (aged 95)
Bakau, The Gambia
Political party People Progressive Party (PPP)
Alma mater University of Glasgow
University of Liverpool

Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, GCMG (May 16, 1924 – August 27, 2019) was an Gambian politician. He was the first leader of the Gambia, serving first as Prime Minister from 1962 to 1970. Then, he served as President from 1970 to 1994.

Jawara died on August 27, 2019 in Bakau, The Gambia at the age of 95.

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