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John Leigh (ambassador)’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Ambassador for Sierra Leone to the United States
A.K.A. John Ernst Leigh
Is Politician
Diplomat
From Sierra Leone
Type Politics
Gender male

John Ernst Leigh was an Ambassador for Sierra Leone to the United States who served during the Sierra Leone Civil War. Leigh was also a Presidential candidate for the Sierra Leone People’s Party during the 2007 Presidential elections in Sierra Leone.

Family Background

John Leigh grew up in Cline Town, Sierra Leone, and alongside his other brother, Frederick Leigh, attended Albert Academy School in Freetown. John Leigh was the son of a [Sierra Leonean]] father of (Creole) descent and a Mende Sierra Leonean mother. John Leigh’s father, Evelyn Leslie Foy Leigh was a civil servant and his family descended from the original Nova Scotian Settlers.