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Janet Jagan


Janet Jagan was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1920. In 1942, Jagan moved to Guayana with her husband, Cheddi Jagan. While in Guayana Jagan took part in labor activism, and created the Women's Political and Economic Organization. In 1997 Jagan was elected President of Guayana, making her Guayana's first female president, as well as Guayana's first U.S. born or Jewish President. When elected, Jagan became the 3rd female President in the Western Hemisphere. 


For more on President Jagan: http://jagan.org/Biography/JJ%20Bio/jj_biography.html

To watch President Jagan on To The Contrary: http://www.pbs.org/to-the-contrary/watch/4221/women-world-leaders_interviews-with-women-in-power

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