Suleiman Bey Frangieh
سليمان بك فرنجية
|5th President of Lebanon|
23 September 1970 – 22 September 1976
|Prime Minister||Saeb Salam,|
|Preceded by||Charles Helou|
|Succeeded by||Elias Sarkis|
|Born||June 15, 1910|
Zgharta, Beirut Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
|Died||July 23, 1992 (aged 82)|
|Political party||Marada Movement|
|Spouse(s)||Iris Handaly (1913-1995)|
|Children||Antoine (1941–78), Robert Frangieh |
Other three children
|Relatives||Hamid Beik Frangieh (brother)|
His reign witnessed 7 governments headed by 6 different presidents: Saeb Salam (twice), Amin Al-Hafiz, Taqi Al-Din Al-Solh, Rashid Al-Solh, Noureddin Al-Rifai, Rashid Karami. His reign also witnessed the beginning of the Lebanese civil war in April 1975.
The Lebanese National Movement opposed him and demanded his resignation.
On January 24, 1976, 66 deputies signed a petition asking him to resign, but he rejected it, insisting on ending his term.
He died in Zgharta, July 23, 1992.
| President of Lebanon