President of Ghana from 2009 until a 'sudden and untimely death' on July 24, 2012.
-Member of the Ghana Stock Exchange Council -Board of Trustees, Mines Trust -Management Committee Member of, Commonwealth Administration of Tax Experts, United Nations Ad Hoc Group of Experts in International Cooperation in Tax Matters, and United Nations Law and Population Project -Worked on a Study on Equipment Leasing in Ghana -Casebook preparation on Ghana's Income Tax Review of Ghana's Double Tax Agreement with the U.K Appointments: - In 1988, John Evans Atta Mills became the acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service of Ghana and named Commissioner in September 1996. - In 1997, Prof. Mills was sworn-in as the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana on January 7th - In 2002, Prof. Mills was a visiting scholar at the Liu Centre for the Study of Global Affairs, University of British Columbia, Canada. - In December 2002, John Evans Atta Mills was elected by his party to be its flagbearer and led them into the 2004 elections. - John Evans Atta Mills was reelected in December 2006 by the NDC with an overwhelming majority of 81.4%, beating three other contestants (Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu, and Eddie Annan) to once again have the mandate to lead his party into the 2008 general elections.
Mills was born on July 21st, 1944, at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana and hails from Ekumfi Otuam in the Mfantsiman East Constituency of the Central region. He is married to Ernestina Naadu Mills and has a 19 year old son, Sam Kofi Atta Mills.
Atta Mills completed Achimota Secondary School with an Advance Level Certificate in 1963.
He received a bachelor's degree and a professional certificate from the University of Ghana, Legon in 1967.
Mills then went on to earn a PhD in Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London and after which he was selected as a Fulbright scholar at Stanford Law School in the United States of America.
At age 27, he was awarded his PhD in the area of taxation and economic development.
Mills lecturered at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ghana, Legon where he spent close to twenty five years teaching as he rose in position from lecturer to senior lecturer to associate professor. During his profersorship, Mills spent time researching and presenting his research papers at symposiums and conferences while teaching as a visiting professor at various institutions.
Source:www.attamills2008.com and www.wikipedia.com