John Atta Mills J.D. ’71, president of Ghana, dies at 68 July 26, 2012 0 Comments Share tweet The Daily News Staff By: The Daily News Staff John Atta Mills, the current president of Ghana, died this Tuesday at age 68. Mills, a Stanford grad, died five months short of finishing his first term in office. He was planning to seek re-election in Ghana’s upcoming elections in December. Before coming to Stanford to pursue a law degree on a Fulbright Scholarship, Mills earned a law degree from the University of Ghana in 1967 and a doctorate from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Mills, an advocate for democracy on an often war-torn continent, was the third president in the Fourth Republic of Ghana. — Molly Vorwerck Ghana John Atta Mills Stanford Law School 2012-07-26 The Daily News Staff July 26, 2012 0 Comments Share tweet Subscribe Click here to subscribe to our daily newsletter of top headlines.