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James Mercer was a Ghanaian diplomat to Israel during the 1960s and a prominent national lawyer. He was the first chairman of the now-defunct Ghana Airways.
James Mercer (diplomat) Wikipedia
Mercer was born in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. His twin brother was Thomas Mends Kodwo-Mercer and both attend Adisadel College, Cape Coast, as did many of his siblings, children and grandchildren, a long-standing tradition of his family.
He was a prominent lawyer, working during the government of Kwame Nkrumah and beyond. Mercer was a barrister-at-law at the Sekondi Bar, Chairman of the Ghana/Ivory Coast Border Commission and first Chairman of the now-defunct Ghana Airways.From 000000001962-05-24-0000May 24, 1962 to 1963 he was ambassador to Peking.
From 000000001964-07-01-0000July 1, 1964 to 000000001966-02-24-0000February 24, 1966 he was ambassador to Tel Aviv. (Ghana–Israel relations)
He is the father of Andrew Egypa Mercer current member of parliament for sekondi.He was also the brother of T. M. Kodwo-Mercer, the first Ghananian High Commissioner to Britain]] from 1954 to 1956 uncle of the former Minister of Trade and Industry, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah. James Mercer was also the uncle of late Sally Hayfron, first wife of Robert Mugabe.