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Chirwa, Orton Edgar Ching'oli (1919–1992), lawyer and politician in Nyasaland and Malawi

Andrew C. Ross

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/94563

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Chirwa, Orton Edgar Ching'oli (1919–1992), lawyer and politician in Nyasaland and Malawi, was born near Nkhata Bay, Nyasaland, the son of Yesaya Mafananiso Chirwa (1881–1955) and Maggie Nyamazawo Nyrenda (fl. 1880–1960), both of whom had been seized as children in the last period of Ngoni raiding and brought up in the village of ...

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Subjects: African Politics ; Law ; Criminology and Criminal Justice ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism

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