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Duvalier, Francois (Papa Doc)

Born: 1907 AD
Died: 1971 AD, at 64 years of age.

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.


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