This Day in Jewish History 1997: Jewish-American Woman Becomes President of Guyana

Janet Rosenberg Jagan was born in Chicago but would go on to play a pivotal role in the development of the South American nation of Guyana. On this day, she became the country's sixth president.

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On December 16, 1997, Janet Rosenberg Jagan was elected president of Guyana, the small republic on South America’s northeast Caribbean coast....