Lon Nol

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Lon Nol
President of the Khmer Republic
In office
March 10, 1972 – April 1, 1975
Prime MinisterSisowath Sirik Matak
Son Ngoc Thanh
Hang Thun Hak
In Tam
Long Boret
Preceded byCheng Heng
Succeeded byPeter Khoy Saukam (acting)
23rd Prime Minister of Cambodia
In office
August 14, 1969 – March 11, 1971
PresidentNorodom Sihanouk
Cheng Heng (acting)
DeputySisowath Sirik Matak
Preceded byPenn Nouth
Succeeded bySisowath Sirik Matak
In office
October 25, 1966 – May 1, 1967
PresidentNorodom Sihanouk
Preceded byNorodom Kantol
Succeeded bySon Sann
Leader of the Social Republican Party
In office
June 15, 1972 – April 1, 1975
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Minister of Defense
In office
Prime MinisterSon Sann
Penn Nouth
Personal details
Born(1913-11-13)November 13, 1913
Prey Veng, Cambodia
DiedNovember 17, 1985(1985-11-17) (aged 72)
Fullerton, California, U.S.
Political partySocial Republican Party
Other political
Sangkum (until 1970)
Spouse(s)Sovanna Lon
Alma materCambodian Royal Military Academy
Military service
Khmer Republic
Branch/service Khmer National Army
Years of service1952–1975
Rank Field marshal
CommandsCommander-in-Chief of the Khmer National Armed Forces
Battles/warsFirst Indochina War

Marshal Lon Nol (Khmer: លន់ នល់, also លន់ ណុល; 13 November 1913 – 17 November 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Kerr, Peter (18 November 1985). "LON NOL, 72, DIES; LED CAMBODIA IN EARLY 1970'S". Retrieved 22 September 2016.