October 10, 2003 by

Viola Burnham


Categories: Politicians

Viola Burnham, former vice president and first lady of Guyana, died on Oct. 10 from cancer. She was 72.
A teacher by trade, Burnham was married to Forbes Burnham, the first executive president of Guyana. She served as the country’s vice president and deputy prime minister from 1985 to 1991, and was the acting president when both the head of state and prime minister were out of the country.

3 Responses to Viola Burnham

  1. Gregory Harper

    I loved you, Aunt Vi, I wish I had known my father’s youngest sister far better than I did. You took so much from my father, but you never gave him any thanks. He was responsible for your education and much more, yet he was left completely out of your world, as was I. I would love to know my missing relatives. Contact me Roxane, Annabelle, Francesca, Melanie, Ulele, or Kamana! Your Uncle from the U.S., has MUCH to say to you. Please.

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