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Lê Đức Thọ
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Head of the Central Organizing Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam
In office
1976–1980
Preceded by Lê Văn Lương
Succeeded by Nguyễn Đức Tâm
In office
1956–1973
Preceded by Lê Văn Lương
Succeeded by Lê Văn Lương
Member of the Secretariat
In office
1960 – 10 December 1986
Member of the Politburo
In office
1955 – 18 December 1986
Personal details
Born
Phan Đình Khải

(1911-10-14)14 October 1911
Nam Trực, Nam Định Province, French Indochina
Died 13 October 1990(1990-10-13) (aged 78)
Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Nationality Vietnamese
Political party Communist Party of Vietnam (1945–1990)
Other political
affiliations
Indochinese Communist Party (1930–1945)

Lê Đức Thọ ( 14 October 1911 – 13 October 1990), born Phan Đình Khải in Nam Dinh Province, was a Vietnamese revolutionary, general, diplomat, and politician. He was the first Asian to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (jointly with United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in 1973), but refused the award.

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