Full List of Chief Justices in Ghana Since Independence

The full list of chief justices in Ghana since independence in 1957.

Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah was on Tuesday 7th January 2020 sworn into office as the 14th Chief Justice of the country by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuf-Addo.

He succeeded Sophia Akuffo as the first male chief justice of Ghana in twelve years.

Profile of Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah

Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah is the current Chief Judge of the Supreme Court of Ghana. He was nominated by the President in December 2019 as the Chief Justice of Ghana.

Anin Yeboah was born in Toase in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He attended Amaniampong Secondary School and Apam Secondary School and then moved to the University of Ghana and the Ghana School of Law where he graduated in 1981.

List of Chief Justices in Ghana Since Independence

Below is the full list of Former Chief Justices

1Sir David Patrick Chambers  1876-1878
2P.A. Smith Esq.    1878-1879
3Sir James Marshall  1880-1882
4N. Lessingham Balley Esq. 1882-1886
5H.W. Macleod   1886-1889
6J.T. Hutchinson Esq.    188-1895
7Sir William Brandford Grififith  1895-1911
8Philip Crampton Symly  1911-1928
9Sir  George Campbell Deane   1929-1935
10Sir Philip Bertie Petrides 1936-1943
11Sir Walter Harrangin 1943-1947
12Sir Mark Wilson 1948-1956
13Sir Arku Korsah, Esq. 1956-1963
14J. Sarkodie-Addo, Esq. 1964-1966
15Edward Akuffo Addo   1966-1970
16E.A.L. Bannerman, Esq. 1970-1972
17Samuel Azu Crabbe, Esq.  1973-1977
18F.K. Apaloo, Esq. 1977-1986
19E.N.P. Sowah, Esq.   1986-1990
20Philip Edward Archer, Esq. 1991-1995
21Isaac Kobina Abban, Esq.  1995-2001
22Edward Kwame Wiredu  2001-2003
23George Kingsley Acquah   2003-2007
24Georgina Theodora Wood  2007-2017
25Sophia A. B. Akuffo2017- 2020
26Anin Yeboah2020- Date

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