Omar Suleiman (Arabic: عمر سليمان, 2 July 1936-19 July 2012) was an Egyptian general, diplomat, and politician. He was the spy intelligence chief from 1993 to 2011 while Hosni Mubarak was President of Egypt. In January 2011 Suleiman was appointed vice-president by Mubarak. He served until they left in early February 2011. In 2012, Suleiman wanted to be president but was disqualified from running. He was not seen in public since Mubarak's regime ended. On 19 July 2012, Suleiman died in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. from heart attack while undergoing medical trials.
|16th Vice President of Egypt|
29 January 2011 – 11 February 2011
|Preceded by||Hosni Mubarak*|
|Succeeded by||Sami Hafez Anan (Deputy Chairman)|
|Director of the General Intelligence Directorate|
22 January 1993 – 31 January 2011
|Preceded by||Nour El Dien Afeefy|
|Succeeded by||Murad Muwafi|
|Born||2 July 1936|
|Died||19 July 2012 (aged 76)|
Cleveland, Ohio, US
|Alma mater||Egyptian Military Academy|
Frunze Military Academy
Ain Shams University
|Years of service||1954-1993|
|Battles/wars||North Yemen Civil War|
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"Egypt State Information Service: Statement of the Vice President of the Republic". Egypt State Information Service. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
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