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us: Khama, Seretse, 1921-1980

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1921-07-01
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1980-07-13
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Serowe (Botswana)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Gaborone (Botswana)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Botswana
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        (naf) England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) South Africa
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Botswana Democratic Party
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Botswana--Politics and government
          (lcsh) Ngwato (African people)
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Presidents
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          • us: Botswana. President (1966-1980 : Khama)
        • Sources

          • found: His From the frontline, 1980: t.p. (Sir Seretse Khama)
          • found: LC data base, 5-1-85 (hdg.: Khama, Seretse, Sir, 1921- )
          • found: nuc86-54193: His From the frontline, 1980 (hdg. on OKentU rept.: Khama, Seretse, Sir, 1921-1980; usage: Sir Seretse Khama)
          • found: Dubbeld, G. Seretse Khama, 1992: t.p. (Seretse Khama) p. 59 (d. 7/13/80)
          • found: Encyclopedia Britannica online, June 15, 2016 (Sir Seretse Khama, b. July 1, 1921, Serowe, Bechuanaland (now Botswana); d. July 13, 1980, Gaborone, Botswana); first president of Botswana, after the former Bechuanaland protectorate gained independence from Great Britain; grandson of Khama III the Good; succeeded his father to chieftainship of the Ngwato (Mangwato, or Bamangwato) people at age 4; education in South Africa, studied law at University of Oxford; forced into exile from Bechuanaland by the British government until he renounced chieftainship in 1956; following his return to Bechuanaland as a private citizen he founded the Democratic Party in 1962 and became prime minister in 1965; as president he promoted ideal of multiracial democracy; reelected to successive terms, served as president until his death; his son, Ian Khama, became president in 2008)
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