|2nd Serb member of the
October 13, 1998 – October 5, 2002
|Preceded by||Momčilo Krajišnik|
|Succeeded by||Mirko Šarović|
August 15, 1937 |
Prijedor, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Born in Prijedor, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina) in 1937, Radišić graduated in 1964 from the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Sarajevo. From 1977 to 1982, he served as the Mayor of Banja Luka, Bosnia's second-largest city. In 1982 to 1985 he headed Bosnia's communist defense ministry. In 1996, he became a founding member of the Socialist Party[clarification needed] in Republika Srpska.
Radišić was elected as the Bosnian Serb member of the Presidency in September 1998, defeating the incumbent Momčilo Krajišnik by 45,000 votes. Radišić chaired the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1998–1999 and from 2000-2001.
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