Ne Win was a Burmese politician and military commander. He was President of Burma from 1962 to 1981. Before being President he was Prime Minister. Ne Win founded the Burma Socialist Programme Party in 1962.
|4th President of Burma|
2 March 1962 – 9 November 1981
|Preceded by||Win Maung|
|Succeeded by||San Yu|
|3rd Prime Minister of Burma|
29 October 1958 – 4 April 1960
|Preceded by||U Nu|
|Succeeded by||U Nu|
10 July 1910
also given as 14 May 1911 or 24 May 1911
Paungdale, Pegu Province, Lower Burma, British India
|Died||5 December 2002 (aged 92)|
|Resting place||Ashes scattered into Hlaing River|
|Political party||Burma Socialist Programme Party|
Khin May Than
Ni Ni Myint
Yadana Nat Mei
|Children||Kyaw Thein |
Phyo Wai Win
|Alma mater||Rangoon University|
|Years of service||1931–74|
On 2 March 1962 Ne Win took control of the government in Burma. He became head of state as Chairman of the Union Revolutionary Council and also Prime Minister. His new government ended the constitution. They also removed the Burma parliament. In 1964 he made the Burma Socialist Programme Party the only political party in Burma.
- Pace, Eric (6 December 2002). "Ne Win, Ex-Burmese Military Strongman, Dies at 81". New York Times. Retrieved 7 September 2016.