Trường Chinh

former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (1907-1988)

Trường Chinh (Vietnamese: [ʈɨ̂əŋ ciŋ̟]; 9 February 1907, Xuân Trường District, Nam Định Province – 30 September 1988, Hanoi) was a Vietnamese communist political leader and theoretician. He was one of the key figures of Vietnamese politics.[1]

His Excellency

Trường Chinh
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Trường Chinh in 1955
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam
In office
14 July 1986 – 18 December 1986
Preceded byLê Duẩn
Succeeded byNguyễn Văn Linh
In office
9 November 1940 – 5 October 1956
Preceded byNguyễn Văn Cừ
Succeeded byHo Chi Minh
Secretary of the Central Military–Party Committee of the Communist Party
In office
14 July 1986 – 18 December 1986
Preceded byVăn Tiến Dũng
Succeeded byNguyễn Văn Linh
2nd Chairman of the Council of State of Vietnam
In office
4 July 1981 – 18 June 1987
Preceded byTôn Đức Thắng
Succeeded byVõ Chí Công
Chairman of the National Assembly
In office
15 July 1960 – 4 July 1981
Preceded byTôn Đức Thắng
Succeeded byNguyễn Hữu Thọ
Member of the Politburo
In office
1951–1986
Personal details
Born(1907-02-09)9 February 1907
Xuân Trường District, Nam Định Province, Indochina
Died30 September 1988(1988-09-30) (aged 81)
Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
NationalityVietnamese
Political partyCommunist Party of Vietnam (1930–1987)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Stein Tonesson, Vietnam 1946: How did the War Began (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010), p. 20.