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de Klerk, Frederik Willem (F. W. de Klerk)

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Born: 1936 AD
Currently alive, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Presidents

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1936 - Born on the 18th of March in Johannesburg, South Africa.

1958 - He graduated at Potchefstroom University, with a degree of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts.

1969 - He married Marike Willemse.

          - He was first elected to South African Parliament, for Vereeniging a province of South africa.

1978 - He appointed Minister of Posts and Telecommunications and Social Welfare and Pensions by

               Prime Minister Vorster.

1979 - He served as a Minister of Mines, Energy and Environmental Planning.

1980 - He served as a Minister of Mineral and Energy Affairs.

1982 - He became Minister of Internal Affairs.

1984 - He served as a Minister of National Education and Planning.

1985 - He became Chairman of the Minister's Council in the House of Assembly.

1986 - On the 1st of December he became leader of the House of Assembly.

1989 - He became State President of South Africa.

1994 - He became Vice-President of South Africa.

1998 - He was divorced to his wife Marike Willemse after she discovered his affair to another woman.

2006 - He underwent surgery for a malignant tumor in his colon.

2007 - On the month of January, he was a speaker promoting peace and democracy in the world at the

                 "Towards a Global Forum on New Democracies" event in Taipei, Taiwan.


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