Amata Kabua

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Amata Kabua
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President of the Marshall Islands
In office
November 17, 1979 – December 20, 1996
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Kunio Lemari
Personal details
Born (1928-11-17)November 17, 1928
Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands
Died December 20, 1996(1996-12-20) (aged 68)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Emlain Kabua
Religion Protestant

Amata Kabua (November 17, 1928 – 20 December 1996) was a Marshallese politician. He was the first President of the Marshall Islands from 1979 to 1996.

Kabua died in office after a long illness, on December 20, 1996, in Honolulu, Hawaii, aged 68.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "96/12/20 Statement: Death of Marshall Islands President Amata Kabua". uic.edu. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  2. Saxon, Wolfgang (26 December 1996). "Amata Kabua, 68, President Of Marshall Islands, Is Dead". Retrieved 12 December 2016 – via NYTimes.com.