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.

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