Nguyen Van Thieu
Nguyen Van Thieu
|File:Portrait of President Nguyen Van Thieu in 1968.jpg|
|President of South Vietnam|
14 June 1965 – 21 April 1975
|Preceded by||Phan Khắc Sửu|
|Succeeded by||Dương Văn Minh|
|Born||5 April 1923|
Phan Rang–Tháp Chàm, Ninh Thuận Province, French Indochina
|Died||29 September 2001 (aged 78)|
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Political party||National Social Democratic Front|
|Spouse(s)||Nguyễn Thị Mai Anh|
Nguyen Van Thieu or Nguyễn Văn Thiệu was the leader of South Vietnam from 1965 to 1975. He was a general in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. Thieu became head of a military junta, meaning the military controlled the government. He was then elected president.
Death[change | change source]
Thieu died in 2001. He was 78 years old. He died in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He had a stroke at his home in Foxborough. He had been put on a respirator. He was cremated and buried in Boston.
References[change | change source]
- Butterfield, Fox (1 October 2001). "Nguyen Van Thieu Is Dead at 76; Last President of South Vietnam". New York Times. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- Ronald B. Frankum Jr. Historical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam, 2011 p.331 "Nguyễn Văn Thiệu"
- Bruce M. Lockhart, William J. Duiker The A to Z of Vietnam, 2010, p.283. "Nguyễn Văn Thiệu"
- Lamb, David (1 October 2001). "Nguyen Van Thieu, 78; S. Vietnam's President". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 11 October 2009.
- Butterfield, Fox (1 October 2001). "Nguyen Van Thieu Is Dead at 76; Last President of South Vietnam". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 October 2009.
- "Former President Thiệu Died" Archived 2009-02-01 at the Wayback Machine