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Charles Acolatse Sterling

Ghanaian Lawyer and Jurist

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Keta, Ghana

Charles Acolatse Sterling was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana.

He was born on 27 June 1899 to Chief Joachim Acolatse in Keta. His mother was a Togolese. He was adopted by the African Methodist Episcopal Missionaries to study in the United States of America.

He studied at Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina, and continued at the University of Cambridge, England.

Charles was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn on 7 January 1930 and was enrolled as a barrister and solicitor by the then Chief Justice of the Gold Coast Colony Sir George Campbell Deane on 29 January 1931. He was a private Legal practioner for twelve years.

Appointed District Magistrate.

Puisne Judge on 7 January 1952.

In 1964 he was appointed Supreme Court Judge and retired in 1965. He was replaced by Justice G. S. Lassey, who was formerly a jurist of the Cape Coast High Court.

Charles was married to Mary Adjuah Kuokor Vanderpuye, daughter of J. Addo Vanderpuye owner of Adawso Hotel.