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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"