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Forbes Burnham

AKA Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham

Born: 20-Feb-1923
Birthplace: Georgetown, British Guiana
Died: 6-Aug-1985
Location of death: Georgetown, Guyana
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery
Remains: Mummified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Guyana
Executive summary: President of Guyana, 1980-85

Held rigged elections in 1973, 1978, and 1980.

Father: James Ethelbert Burnham
Mother: Rachel Abigail Sampson
Wife: Sheila Bernice Lataste (m. 1951, three daughters)
Daughter: Roxane
Daughter: Annabelle
Daughter: Francesca
Wife: Viola Victorine Harper (m. 1967, two daughters, one son adopted)
Daughter: Melanie
Daughter: Ulele
Son: Kamana (adopted)

    High School: Central High School
    University: Queen's College Georgetown
    Law School: LLB, University of London (1947)

    President of Guyana (6-Oct-1980 to 6-Aug-1985, his death)
    Prime Minister of Guyana (26-May-1966 to 6-Oct-1980)
    British Guiana Mayor Georgetown (1959-64)
    British Guiana Minister Education (1953)
    People's National Congress (Guyana) Founder (1958)
    People's Progressive Party Co-Founder (1950)
    Traveled to North Korea

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