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Frederik Misier
(28 October 1926 – 25 June 2004)
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Lachmipersad Frederik 'Fred' Ramdat Misier

Lachmipersad Frederik "Fred" Ramdat Misier was the third President of Suriname, serving from 1982 to 1988.

Early life and education

He was born on 28 October 1926 in Paramaribo, Suriname. His parents were Rampargas Ramdat Misier and Ramkali Durgadulare.

Career

Before becoming president, Ramdat Misier served as a teacher, lawyer and president of the Court of Justice. Head of the military Dési Bouterse appointed Ramdat Misier third president of Suriname on 8 February 1982. As president, he oversaw November 1987 democratic elections that elected Ramsewak Shankar to the presidency. Ramdat Misier was succeeded by Shankar in February 1988.

Death

Ramdat Misier died on 25 June 2004, at the age of 78. His death occurred at the country's capital, Paramaribo. Former president Jules Wijdenbosch commented on Ramdat Misier's political career, saying "he has played a vital role in Suriname's new democratic gestation. He brought unprecedented developments for the country." He is survived by his spouse, Hilda Doergadei Dewanchand. Ramdat Misier's cremation was held on 30 June and was attended by a number of dignitaries, including Wijdenbosch and former president Ronald Venetiaan.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Ramdat_Misier
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Fred Ramdat Misier
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Occupation Politician
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Birth Date 28 October 1926
Place of Birth Paramaribo, Suriname
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Birth Death 25 June 2004 (aged 78)
Place of Death Paramaribo, Suriname
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Notable Accomplishments
President of Suriname: 8 February 1982 – 25 January 1988
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