Biographical Summary of Dr. Cheddi Jagan
Name: Cheddi Berret Jagan
Date of Birth: March 22,1918. Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice, Guyana
Died March 6, 1997
Parents: Son of indentured plantation workers; mother (Bachaoni) and father (Jagan) along with two grand mothers and an uncle came to the then British Guiana from Uttar Pradesh, India.
Personal : Married August 5, 1943, to Janet Rosenberg of Chicago, Illinois USA;
has two children: Cheddi (Joey) and Nadira
Education: 1933-1935: Queen's College, Georgetown
1936-1938: Howard University, Washington, D.C. USA
1938-1942: Northwestern University. Dental School, Chicago,
USA, Doctor Dental Surgery (DDS)
1938-1942: Central YMCA College, USA. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)
Trade Union and Political Career:
1946: Organised and spearheaded the formation of the Political Affairs
Committee and the PAC Bulletin.
1947-1953: Elected Member of the Legislative Council
1950: Founded the People's Progressive Party.
1952-1953: President of the Rice Producers' Association.
1953: From April to October, headed PPP elected government
and was Minister of Agriculture
1954: spent 6 months in jail for breaking movement restrictions order.
1957-1961: Headed second elected PPP government and was
Minister of Trade and Industry.
1961 –1964: Headed the third elected PPP government as Premier and
Minister of Development and Planning.
1964-1973, 1976-1992: Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition.
1970 - 1997: Honorary President, Guyana Agricultural General Worker's Union;
General Secretary of the People's Progressive Party.
Oct. 9, 1992 - March 6, 1997: President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
Dr. Cheddi Jagan Founder of the People's Progressive Party, Father of the Guyanese Nation
Growing Up (1966) This is the 1st chapter of Dr. Jagan's autobiographical work "The West on Trial"