Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings
Presidency 4th June 1979 – 24th Sept. 1979 : Head of State 31st Dec.1981 – 7th Jan., 1993, PNDC : Head of State 7th Jan. 1993 - 7th Jan. 2000, NDC : President Personal Information Date of Birth : 22nd June, 1947. Place of Birth : Greater Accra Region Educational Background of FLT. J.J. Rawlings Attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Adabraka Accra. 1966 Attended Achimota School August 1967 Selected for Officer Cadet Training Military Academy, Teshie Accra March 1968 Attended Military Training Course at Takoradi His Political and Public Life January 1969 Commissioned as a Pilot Officer and the best Cadet in flying and Airmanship. April, 1969 Promoted flight Lieutenant. May, 1979 Failed in his Coup attempt and was rounded up with six of his men and put before a Court Martial in Accra. June 4, 1979 Released from prison by an uprising Major Boakye – Djan and some Junior officer of the Army. September 24, 1979 Rawlings handed over power to Dr. Hilla Limann as the President of Third Republic. December 31, 1982 Launched a “Revolution” which lasted till 1992 when the fourth Republic was ushered. 1992 Won General Election on the ticket of N.D.C. 1996 Won another General Election on the Ticket of the N.D.C. 2000 Handed over power constitutionally to Mr. John A. Kuffour.
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