Nguyen Van Thieu facts for kids
Nguyen Van Thieu
|President of South Vietnam|
14 June 1965 – 21 April 1975
|Preceded by||Phan Khắc Sửu|
|Succeeded by||Dương Văn Minh|
5 April 1923|
Phan Rang–Tháp Chàm, Ninh Thuận Province, French Indochina
|Died||29 September 2001
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Political party||National Social Democratic Front|
|Spouse(s)||Nguyễn Thị Mai Anh|
Nguyen Van Thieu or Nguyễn Văn Thiệu was the leader of South Vietnam from 1965 to 1975. He was a general in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. Thieu became head of a military junta, meaning the military controlled the government. He was then elected president.
Thieu died in 2001. He was 78 years old. He died in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He had a stroke at his home in Foxborough. He had been put on a respirator. He was cremated and buried in Boston.
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