Franck Sylvain

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Franck Sylvain
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37th President of Haiti
In office
February 7, 1957 – April 2,1957
Preceded by Nemours Pierre-Louis
Succeeded by Daniel Fignolé
Personal details
Born (1909-08-03)August 3, 1909
Grand-Goâve, Haiti
Died January 3, 1987(1987-01-03) (aged 77)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Nationality Haitian
Spouse(s) Dieudonne Auxilus Occide Jeanty
Profession Lawyer

Franck Sylvain (1909–1987) served as President of Haiti in 1957.

Sylvain was born 3 August 1909 in Grand-Goâve, Haiti. Before his political career, he received a law degree and worked as a lawyer. In 1934, he was the founder of the anti-Communist newspaper "The Crusade". He also was a founder of the "Rally for the Haitian people" (Rassemblement du Peuple Haïtien), a clandestine party. During the rule of Paul Magloire from 1950 to 1956 he was judge and gained a good reputation, having expressed an opinion in a proceeding against a close friend of the president.

On 7 February 1957, he was appointed by Parliament as the successor of Joseph Nemours Pierre-Louis, Haiti's interim president. Sylvain served as president for only 56 days, then he was deposed by General Léon Cantave.

After his presidency, he wrote his memoirs, called The 56 Days of Franck Sylvain. He died in Port-au-Prince on 3 January 1987.

Preceded by
Nemours Pierre-Louis
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President of Haïti

1957
Succeeded by
Executive Government Council