Tôn Đức Thắng

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Tôn Đức Thắng
1st President of Vietnam
In office
2 July 1976 – 30 March 1980
Preceded byHimself as President of North Vietnam
Nguyen Huu Tho (as Head of State of Republic of South Vietnam)
Succeeded byTrường Chinh
Nguyễn Hữu Thọ (acting)
2nd President of North Vietnam
In office
2 September 1969 – 2 July 1976
Preceded byHo Chi Minh
Succeeded byHimself as President of Vietnam
Chairman of the National Assembly
In office
20 September 1955 – 15 July 1960
Preceded byBui Bang Doan
Succeeded byTrường Chinh
Personal details
Born(1888-08-20)August 20, 1888
Long Xuyên, An Giang, French Indochina
DiedMarch 30, 1980(1980-03-30) (aged 91)
Hanoi, Vietnam[1]
Political partyCommunist Party of Vietnam
Spouse(s)Doan Thi Dau
Awards Gold Star Order

Tôn Đức Thắng (August 20, 1888 – March 30, 1980) was the second and last president of North Vietnam and the first president of the reunified Vietnam. He was president, initially of North Vietnam from September 2, 1969, and later of a united Vietnam, until his death in 1980.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ton Duc Thang, Leader in Vietnam Since 1969". The New York Times. 30 March 1980.