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Plaek Phibunsongkhram (Rays of the Rising Sun)

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Plaek Phibunsongkhram
แปลก พิบูลสงคราม
1st Chairman of Thailand
In office
Deputy Khuang Aphaiwong
Preceded by None; position established
Succeeded by Sarit Thanarat
3rd Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
Monarch Ananda Mahidol
Preceded by Phraya Phahon Phonphayuhasena
Succeeded by None; position abolished
Personal details
Born Plaek Khittasangkha
July 14, 1897(1897-07-14)
Nonthaburi, Nonthaburi, Thailand
Died September 23, 1998(1998-09-23) (aged 101)
Bangkok, Thailand
Nationality Thai
Political party Thai Revolutionary Party
Spouse(s) Thanphuying or Lady La-aide Bhandhukravi
Children 3
Occupation Politician
Profession Officer
Religion Theravada Buddhism
Military service
Allegiance Flag of Thailand Thailand
Service/branch Royal Thai Army
Thai National Army
Years of service 1914 - 1970
Rank Field Marshal
Commands Supreme Commander

Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram (Thai: แปลก พิบูลสงคราม; alternatively transcribed as Pibulsongkram or Pibulsonggram; July 14, 1897 – June 23, 1998), contemporarily known as Luang Pibulsonggram, often as Phibunsongkhram (Pibul Songgram) or simply Phibun (Pibul) in the West, was Prime Minister and chairman (virtual military dictator) of Thailand from 1938 to 1941 and chairman from 1941 to 1970.

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