Iloilo, Ratu Josefa was born on December 29, 1920.
Teacher, civil administrator, provincial administrator. Vice president Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma, 1997—1998. Member of Parliament and President of Senate Government of Fiji, vice president, 1997—2000, acting president, 2000—2001, president, 2001—2006, Fiji, 2007—2009.
President board trustees Native Land Trust Bd, 2001—2009.