George Lamptey

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George Lantei Lamptey
Supreme Court Judge
In office
7 December 2000 – 2002
Appointed byJerry Rawlings
Appeal Court Judge
In office
Personal details
George Lantei Lamptey
Spouse(s)Mary Awule Mele Lamptey
Alma materDurham University

George Lantei Lamptey is a retired Ghanaian jurist and justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

George is a native of Jamestown, Accra. He was born in Accra on 3 June 1932 to Maa Kowa and Akwete Aku. He had his secondary education at the Accra Academy from 1948 to 1951 and continued at Achimota College for his Higher School Certificate. He later proceeded to the United Kingdom to pursue further studies at the University of Durham from 1955 to 1958. He had his solicitor's education in Newcastle upon Tyne completing in 1961 and returning to Ghana that same year.[1]


His career begun as an Assistant Registrar General in 1962 at Accra. He was also a part-time lecturer at the school of administration, University of Ghana from 1962 to 1965. He became a District Court Judge in 1965 and consequently became a member of the Commonwealth Magistrates Association.[2] He rose through the ranks from a District Court Judge to a High Court Judge[3] and later an Appeal Court Judge in 1989.[4] In 1990, he was an external examiner for the Ghana School of Law. He was appointed Supreme Court Judge on July, 2000. He took his oath of office with Justice Theodore Adzoe on 7 December 2000. He retired on 3 June 2002.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was married Mary Awule Mele Lamptey (née Halm) daughter of W.M.Q. Halm the then Ghana ambassador to the United States of America at the Washington DC Cathedral, USA.[5] Together they have three children. He is a devoted Methodist and preaches in selected churches.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "George L. Lamptey Profile". Retrieved 4 December 2010..
  2. ^ "Review of Ghana Law, Volume 10". 1978: 3.
  3. ^ Talton, Benjamin (2010). Politics of Social Change in Ghana. p. 166.
  4. ^ Ninsin, K. A. (1993). Political Parties and Democracy in Ghana's Fourth Republic: Proceedings of a Seminar Organized by the Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, Legon on 2nd and 3rd July, 1992. p. 166.
  5. ^ "WEDDINGS AROUND THE WORLD". Ebony. USA: Johnson Publishing Company. p. 63. Retrieved 7 March 2019.