François Duvalier facts for kids
Duvalier in 1968
|32nd President of Haiti|
22 October 1957 – 21 April 1971
|Preceded by||Antonio Thrasybule Kébreau (Chairman of the Military Council)|
|Succeeded by||Jean-Claude Duvalier|
|Minister of Public Health and Labor|
14 October 1949 – 10 May 1950
|Preceded by||Antonio Vieux (Public Health)
Louis Bazin (Labor)
|Succeeded by||Joseph Loubeau (Public Health)
Emile Saint-Lot (Labor)
|Undersecretary of Labor|
26 November 1948 – 14 October 1949
14 April 1907|
|Died||21 April 1971
|Political party||National Unity Party|
Simone Duvalier (m. 1939)
|Alma mater||University of Haiti (MD)|
François Duvalier (14 April 1907 - 21 April 1971), known as "Papa Doc" because he was once a doctor, was the President (dictator) and Head of State of Haiti from 1957 until his death. He was excommunicated from the Catholic Church for expelling foreign-born bishops.
Like many rulers of Haiti, he was called "President for Life". His widow was Simone Duvalier. When he died their son, Jean-Claude Duvalier, called "Baby Doc", became President.
He was born and died at Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He died of diabetes and heart disease.
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