Abdul Hamid (politician)
|15th President of Bangladesh|
24 April 2013
Acting: 20 March - 24 April 2013
|Prime Minister||Sheikh Hasina|
|Preceded by||Zillur Rahman|
|Speaker of Jatiyo Sangshad|
25 January 2009 – 24 April 2013
|Preceded by||Barrister Jamiruddin Sircar|
|Succeeded by||Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury|
|Deputy Speaker of the Jatiyo Sangshad|
14 July 1996 – 10 July 2001
|Preceded by||L. K. Siddiqui|
|Succeeded by||Md. Akhtar Hameed Siddiqui|
|Born||1 January 1944
Kamalpur, Mithamain, Kishoreganj, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now in Bangladesh)
|Political party||Awami League|
|Grand Alliance (2008–present)|
|Children||3 sons and 1 daughter|
|Alma mater||University of Dhaka|
He started his political career while a student in Kishoreganj. He was the vice president of Gurudayal Government College. He later became a lawyer in the Kishoreganj Judge Court. He was president of Kishoreganj Bar Association several times. He has been elected 7 times as a member of Parliament from 1970 to 2009.
References[change | edit source]
- "Eight receive Independence Awards". bdnews24.com. 2013-03-25. http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2013/03/25/eight-receive-independence-awards. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
- "Speaker's Biography". Bangladesh Parliament. http://www.parliament.gov.bd/biography_speaker.pdf. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
- "Hamid elected president". The Daily Star. 2013-04-22. http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/hamid-elected-president/. Retrieved 2013-04-22.