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John Evans Atta Mills
President of Ghana
(3rd President of the 4th Republic)
In office
7 January 2009 – 24 July 2012
Vice President John Dramani Mahama
Preceded by John Agyekum Kufuor
Succeeded by John Dramani Mahama
3rd Vice-President of Ghana
(2nd Vice-President of the 4th Republic)
In office
7 January 1997 – 7 January 2001
President Jerry John Rawlings
Preceded by Kow Nkensen Arkaah
Succeeded by Aliu Mahama
Personal details
John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills

(1944-07-21)21 July 1944
Tarkwa, Gold Coast
(now Ghana)
Died 24 July 2012(2012-07-24) (aged 68)
Accra, Ghana
Resting place Asomdwee Park, Accra, Ghana
Political party National Democratic Congress
Spouse(s) Ernestina Naadu Mills
Children Sam Kofi Atta Mills
Alma mater
Occupation Law Professor
Notable Awards
  • Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize
  • The Fritz Redlich Alumni Award
Positions National Tax Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service (Ghana) (1988–1996)
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John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills (21 July 1944 – 24 July 2012) was a Ghanaian politician, a lawyer, a legal scholar, a tax expert and a sports administrator. He became President of Ghana after he was elected in 2009. He died on 24 July 2012 from throat cancer.

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