IGHODARO, Justice Samuel Osarogie

BA, MA, BCL, LL.B, BL, jurist, politi cian, born March 21, 1911, Benin City, Bendel State; married Irene Elizabeth Beatrice Cole 1947, three sons, one daughter; Education: St Peter's School, Benin City, St Andrews College, Oyo, 1928-31, Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 1935-40, Gray's Inn and University College, London, 1945-50; call ed to the English Bar, Gray's Inn, 1949; House Master, Igbobi College, Lagos, 1940-45; member. Western House of Assembly, 1952-56; Minister of Health, Western Region, 1952-56; member, Federal House of Represen tatives, 1952-56; engaged in Private Legal Practice with Rosiji, Ighodaro and Agbaje Williams Chambers, 1956-57; Executive Direc tor, Western Nigeria Development Corpora tion 1958-60; Minister of Justice and Attorney- General, Western Region, 1959-63; Senior Lecturer, University of Lagos, 1966-67; ap pointed Judge, High Court of Midwestern Region (now Bendel State), 1968-73; Commis sioner, Boundary Settlement, Bendel State, 1973-77; Chairman, Bendel Civil Service Com mission, 1979-84; retired as a High Court Judge, March 1973; Chancellor, Anglican Diocese of Benin, since 1960; Political Party: member, defunct Action Group Party, Treasurer, 1950-62; President, Bendel State Branch, Nigerian Red Cross, Benin City; Traditional Title: The lyase ol Benin, 1982; National Honour: conferred with Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), 1982; Foreign Honour: conferred with Queens Counsel (QC), 1961; Honorary Degree: conferred with Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree (Hon. LL.D), Bendel State University, Ekpoma, Bendel State; Hobbies: walking, travelling, gardening, reading, music; Address: 62 Boundary Road, GRA, Benin Ci tv, Bendel State; Telephone: (052) 243144.lege, Oyo, 1928-31, Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 1935-40, Gray's Inn and University College, London, 1945-50; call ed to the English Bar, Gray's Inn, 1949; House Master, Igbobi College, Lagos, 1940-45; member. Western House of Assembly, 1952-56; Minister of Health, Western Region, 1952-56; member, Federal House of Represen tatives, 1952-56; engaged in Private Legal Practice with Rosiji, Ighodaro and Agbaje Williams Chambers, 1956-57; Executive Direc tor, Western Nigeria Development Corpora tion 1958-60; Minister of Justice and Attorney- General, Western Region, 1959-63; Senior Lecturer, University of Lagos, 1966-67; ap pointed Judge, High Court of Midwestern Region (now Bendel State), 1968-73; Commis sioner, Boundary Settlement, Bendel State, 1973-77; Chairman, Bendel Civil Service Com mission, 1979-84; retired as a High Court Judge, March 1973; Chancellor, Anglican Diocese of Benin, since 1960; Political Party: member, defunct Action Group Party, Treasurer, 1950-62; President, Bendel State Branch, Nigerian Red Cross, Benin City; Traditional Title: The lyase ol Benin, 1982; National Honour: conferred with Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), 1982; Foreign Honour: conferred with Queens Counsel (QC), 1961; Honorary Degree: conferred with Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree (Hon. LL.D), Bendel State University, Ekpoma, Bendel State; Hobbies: walking, travelling, gardening, reading, music; Address: 62 Boundary Road, GRA, Benin Ci tv, Bendel State; Telephone: (052) 243144.
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