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Janet Jagan

Janet Jagan

As president of Guyana for two years, Janet Rosenberg Jagan was the first American-born woman to serve as president of any country. Jagan was a student at the Cook County Nursing School in Chicago when she met Cheddi Jagan, a dentistry student.

Janet Jagan elected president of Guyana

December 15, 1997

Janet Jagan was elected as president of Guyana, becoming the first American-born woman to be elected leader of any country.

Remembering Janet Jagan, President of Guyana

You might have read in the New York Times or in the Boston Globe that Janet Jagan, the first woman elected president of Guyana, died at age 88 this past weekend.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Janet Jagan." (Viewed on December 15, 2017) <https://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/20726>.

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