Kamisese Mara

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Ratu Sir Kamisese Kapaiwai Tuimacilai Mara

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President of Fiji
In office
18 January 1994 – 29 May 2000
Acting: 16 December 1993 – 18 January 1994
Prime MinisterSitiveni Rabuka
Mahendra Chaudhry
Ratu Tevita Momoedonu
Preceded byRatu Sir Penaia Ganilau
Succeeded byFrank Bainimarama
Head of the Interim Military Government
2nd First Vice-President of Fiji
In office
2 June 1992 – 15 December 1993
PresidentRatu Sir Penaia Ganilau
Prime MinisterSitiveni Rabuka
Preceded byRatu Sir Josaia Tavaiqia
Succeeded byRatu Sir Josaia Tavaiqia
4th Leader of the Opposition (Fiji)
In office
13 April 1987 – 14 May 1987
Governor GeneralRatu Sir Penaia Ganilau
Preceded byHarish Sharma
Succeeded byVacant
1st Prime Minister of Fiji
In office
10 October 1970 – 13 April 1987
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralSir Robert Sidney Foster
Ratu Sir George Cakobau
Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau
Preceded byHimself
As Chief Minister
Succeeded byTimoci Bavadra
In office
5 December 1987 – 2 June 1992
PresidentRatu Sir Penaia Ganilau
Preceded byVacant
Succeeded bySitiveni Rabuka
1st Chief Minister of Fiji
In office
20 September 1967 – 10 October 1970
MonarchElizabeth II
GovernorSir Derek Jakeway
Sir Robert Sidney Foster
Preceded byNone (new office)
Succeeded byHimself
As Prime Minister
Personal details
Born6 May 1920
Lomaloma, Vanua Balavu, Colony of Fiji
Died18 April 2004(2004-04-18) (aged 83)
Suva, Fiji
Resting placeTubou, Lakeba, Fiji
CitizenshipFijian
NationalityBritish subject
To 1970
Political partyAlliance Party
Spouse(s)Ro Lady Lala Mara (nee Tuisawau)
9 September 1950 – 18 April 2004 (his death)
Children4 daughters, 3 sons; including Koila Nailatikau, Ateca Ganilau, Elenoa Mara-Rasova, Finau Mara, Tevita Mara (son)[1]
FatherTevita Uluilakeba III
Alma materUniversity of Otago
London School of Economics
Wadham College, Oxford
ProfessionEconomist

Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, CF, GCMG, KBE (6 May 1920 – 18 April 2004) was a Fijian politician. He was the Chief Minister from 1967 to 1970. He was the first Prime Minister from 1970 to 1992. He later was President from 1993 to 2000. He is seen as the founding father of the modern nation of Fiji.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lauan Chiefs Happy With Ratu Finau Appointment | Fiji Sun". fijisun.com.fj. Retrieved 2017-04-11.