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Benjamin Mkapa

Personal data
Date of birth12 November 1938(age 78)
Place of birthNdanda, Masasi, Tanganyika
NationalityTanzanian
Political partyCCM
SpouseAnna Mkapa
Alma materMakerere University (B.A.)
Columbia University
3rd President of Tanzania
In office23 November 1995 - 21 December 2005
PresidentOmar Ali Juma (1995 2001)
Ali Mohamed Shein (2001-2005)
Vice PresidentOmar Ali Juma (1995 2001)
Ali Mohamed Shein (2001-2005)
Succeeded byJakaya Kikwete
Preceded byAli Hassan Mwinyi
Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education
In office1992 - 1995
PresidentAli Hassan Mwinyi
Minister for Information and Broadcasting
In office1990 - 1992
PresidentAli Hassan Mwinyi

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Benjamin William Mkapa (born November 12, 1938) was the third President of the United Republic of Tanzania (1995 2005) and former Chairman for the Revolutionary State Party (Chama Cha Mapinduzi, CCM).


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