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James Mercer (diplomat)

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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.


Early life

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)
  • Family

    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.


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