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Throwback Photos Of The First Speaker Of The Parliament

Early Life

Emmanuel Charles Quist was born in 1880 in Chritianborg,Accra. He was the son of the Rev.Carl Quist,a Basel Mission Minister from Osu ,Accra and His Ga- Danish mother , Paulina Richter, descended from the Royal House of Anomabo

His Educational Life

From 1889 to 1896 , Emmanuel Charles Quist has his primary education and middle school at the Basel Grammar School and the boy boarding school , Salem school respectively.

He then attended the Basel Mission Seminary,a theological seminary and teacher training college at Akropong , Akuapem District and graduated as a teacher - catechist.

Job History

He served as the headmaster of his alma mater, the Salem school Osu, from 1899 to 1902 . Briefly entering business with the Basel Trading Company , he entered the Middle Temple in England in 1913.

He became a Crown Council and barrister in private practice in Accra and a member of the Accra Town Council .He was an extraordinary member of the legislative council in 1925 and a member of the legislative council , representing the chiefs in the Eastern Province, from 1934 to 1948.

A judge at the Cape Coast from 1948 to 1949, he was the first African of the legislative council from 1949 to 1951 .Speaker of the National Assembly of the Gold Coast from 1951 to 1957 and a speaker of the National Assembly of Ghana from 1967 to 1969


Emmanuel Charles Quist was created O.B .E in 1942, and knight in 1952 ."The Speakers conference Hall" at the parliament House has been named after him

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Accra Basel Grammar School Emmanuel Charles Quist Osu Paulina Richter


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