François Duvalier

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François Duvalier

François Duvalier (14 April 1907 - 21 April 1971), known as "Papa Doc" because he was once a doctor, was the President (dictator) and Head of State of Haiti from 1957 until his death.[1] He was excommunicated from the Catholic Church. It is thought that he had diabetes. His remains are missing, and his cause of death is unknown.[source?] He was born and died at Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He was called the Ruthless "President for Life" of Haiti. His widow was Simone Duvalier. When he died their son, Jean-Claude Duvalier became President.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "François Duvalier Biography". Retrieved 4 January 2011.