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Duvalier, Francois

Born: 1907 AD
Died: 1971 AD
Nationality: Haitian
Categories: Presidents

1907 – Francois Duvalier was born in Martinique not in Port-au-Prince on the 14th of April.

1934 – He served in Hospitals and clinics, specializing in the treatment of the tropical disease yaws or "pyan" in Haitian creole.

1939 – He was married to Simone Ovide.

1946-1950 – He was director general of the National Public Health Service and secretary of labor.

1946 – He became director general of the national health service.

1949 – He served as minister of both health and labor.

1950 – He led the resistance to President Paul Eugene Magloire.

1957 – He was the President of Haiti.

1959 – He formed a personal militia known as the Voluntary Militia for National Security alias "tonton macoute".

1961 – He rewrote the constitution and staged a single-candidate sham election.

1964 – He was later declared himself as president for life.

1966 – He persuaded the Vatican to allow him to nominate the Catholic hierarchy for Haiti.

1971 – He died on the 21st of April.