Celâl Bayar

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Celâl Bayar
3rd President of the Republic of Turkey
In office
22 May 1950 – 27 May 1960
Prime Minister Adnan Menderes
Preceded by İsmet İnönü
Succeeded by Cemal Gürsel
Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
25 October 1937 – 25 January 1939
President Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
İsmet İnönü
Preceded by İsmet İnönü
Succeeded by Refik Saydam
Leader of the Democratic Party
In office
7 June 1946 – 9 June 1950
Preceded by founder
Succeeded by Adnan Menderes
Personal details
Born 16 May 1883(1883-05-16)
Gemlik, Ottoman Empire
Died 22 August 1986(1986-08-22) (aged 103)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Democratic Party (1946–1961)
Republican People's Party (1923–1945)
Spouse(s) Reşide Bayar
Religion Sunni Islam
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Mahmut Celâl Bayar (16 May 1883 – 22 August 1986) was a Turkish politician, statesman and the third President of Turkey. At the time of his death, he was the longest lived former head of state, living over 103 years (he was surpassed in 2008 by Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum).