Lon Nol

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Lon Nol
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President of the Khmer Republic
In office
March 10, 1972 – April 1, 1975
Prime Minister Sisowath Sirik Matak
Son Ngoc Thanh
Hang Thun Hak
In Tam
Long Boret
Preceded by Cheng Heng
Succeeded by Peter Khoy Saukam (acting)
23rd Prime Minister of Cambodia
In office
August 14, 1969 – March 11, 1971
President Norodom Sihanouk
Cheng Heng (acting)
Deputy Sisowath Sirik Matak
Preceded by Penn Nouth
Succeeded by Sisowath Sirik Matak
In office
October 25, 1966 – May 1, 1967
President Norodom Sihanouk
Preceded by Norodom Kantol
Succeeded by Son Sann
Leader of the Social Republican Party
In office
June 15, 1972 – April 1, 1975
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
Minister of Defense
In office
1968–1969
Prime Minister Son Sann
Penn Nouth
Personal details
Born (1913-11-13)November 13, 1913
Prey Veng, Cambodia
Died November 17, 1985(1985-11-17) (aged 72)
Fullerton, California, U.S.
Political party Social Republican Party
Other political
affiliations
Sangkum (until 1970)
Spouse(s) Sovanna Lon
Children 9
Alma mater Cambodian Royal Military Academy
Military service
Allegiance Cambodia
Khmer Republic
Service/branch Coat of arms of The Khmer Republic.jpg Khmer National Army
Years of service 1952–1975
Rank 5 Gold Stars.svg Field marshal
Commands Commander-in-Chief of the Khmer National Armed Forces
Battles/wars First Indochina War

Marshal Lon Nol (1913 - 1985) was a Cambodian politician and military leader. He led a coup against Prince Norodom Sihanouk in 1970.[1] Nol made himself President of the newly created Khmer Republic.

The Khmer Rouge took leadership of Cambodia. Lon Nol fled from Cambodia to Indonesia and then to the United States.

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