|2nd President of the Executive Council of the People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
December 1953 – 1956
|Preceded by||Đuro Pucar|
|Succeeded by||Osman Karabegović|
1 February 1914|
Mostar, Condominium of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austro-Hungarian Empire
|Died||24 January 1983
Opatija, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia
|Political party||League of Communists of Yugoslavia|
|Relations||Hamzo Humo (uncle)
Momčilo Ninčić (father-in-law)
|Years of service||1941–45|
He is prominent because of his commitment for equality of Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina and for his opposition to Serbian domination in the League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He also accused most responsible leaders of the League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the establishment of "undemocratic relations" and the introduction of a "strong-arm" led regime.
Humo was born in Mostar on 1 February 1914. He joined the revolutionary movement while he attended high school in gymnasium in Mostar. Because he was expelled from the gymnasium in Mostar, he continued his education in Bihać. Subsequently, he enrolled the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philology, where he obtained a degree in world and Yugoslav literature. At the University, he was one of the organizers and participants in actions of the socialist-oriented students. He became a member of SKOJ in 1934 and a member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia in 1935.
He organized students of Bosnia and Herzegovina into the "Petar Kočić" youth society and the "Neretva" section where members of Communist Party were also active.
Humo was one of the most prominent party members before World War II in Yugoslavia. In 1940 he became a member of the Regional Committee of Communist Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was also one of the resistance organizers in Herzegovina against Axis forces. Because he was educated and well read, Humo was nicknamed "Kulturni" by his comrades. Listening to command he moved to Sarajevo and continued his activity there. As the party's Vice-President he participated in the First and Second Assembly of ZAVNOBiH. He was also a member of the AVNOJ.
Humo was one of the founding members of the famous Bosnian newspaper Oslobođenje (English: Liberation).
Humo served on various party and state positions, including as the President of the Executive Council of PR Bosnia and Herzegovina (de facto Prime Minister). He was proclaimed People's Hero of Yugoslavia on 27 November 1953. In 1972 Humo was dismissed along with Osman Karabegović from their posts for alleged Muslim "exclusivism" and "nationalism."
Humo married Olga Ninčić, daughter of Momčilo Ninčić, a prominent politician of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and former President of the Assembly of the League of Nations. His wife was a secretary of Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito through the war. Hamza Humo, a famous Bosnian writer, was his uncle.
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|President of the Executive Council of the People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina