Hammer DeRoburt

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Hammer DeRoburt

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Hammer DeRoburt, 1968
1st President of Nauru
In office
31 January 1968 – 22 December 1976
DeputyBuraro Detudamo
Preceded byOffice Established
Succeeded byBernard Dowiyogo
In office
15 May 1978 – 17 September 1986
DeputyBuraro Detudamo
Preceded byLagumot Harris
Succeeded byKennan Adeang
In office
1 October 1986 – 12 December 1986
DeputyBuraro Detudamo
Preceded byKennan Adeang
Succeeded byKennan Adeang
In office
22 December 1986 – 17 August 1989
DeputyBuraro Detudamo
Preceded byKennan Adeang
Succeeded byKenos Aroi
Member of the Nauruan Parliament
for Boe
In office
31 January 1968 – 15 July 1992
Preceded byConstituency Established
Succeeded byMichael Aroi
Personal details
Born25 September 1922
Nauru
Died15 July 1992 (aged 69)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hammer DeRoburt GCMG OBE (25 September 1922 – 15 July 1992) was the first President of the Republic of Nauru. He was in power of the country for most of its first twenty years of independence.[1]

He was given an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in 1982.

DeRoburt died on 15 July 1992 in Melbourne, Australia from diabetes, aged 69.

References[change | change source]

  1. Nancy Viviani (1970) Nauru: Phosphate and Political Progress Australian National University Press, p. 107