Idham Chalid

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Idham Chalid
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3rd Chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly
In office
President Suharto
Preceded by Abdul Harris Nasution
Succeeded by Adam Malik
5th Chairman of the House of Representatives
In office
President Suharto
Preceded by Mursalin Daeng Mamangung
Succeeded by Adam Malik
1st Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare of the Republic of Indonesia
In office
6 June 1968 – 28 March 1973
President Suharto
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Surono Reksodimejo
List of Deputy Prime Minister of Indonesia
In office
24 March 1956 – 9 July 1959
President Sukarno
Preceded by Djanu Ismadi
Harsono Tjokroaminoto
Succeeded by None
Personal details
Born (1921-08-27)August 27, 1921
Netherlands Satui, Tanah Bumbu Regency, South Kalimantan, Dutch East Indies
Died July 11, 2010(2010-07-11) (aged 88)
Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
Religion Islam

Idham Chalid (born in Satui, Tanah Bumbu Regency, South Kalimantan, Dutch East Indies, August 27, 1921 - died in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 11, 2010 at the age of 88 years) is one of the politicians and ministers Indonesia influential in his time. Apart from being a politician he was active in religious activities, and he has served as Chairman of Tanfidziyah Nahdlatul Ulama in 1956–1984.


Since acting from teenagers, Idham career at NU continues to climb. When NU still join the Masjumi (1950), he became the chairman of the Star Crescent Party South Kalimantan. Meanwhile, he was also a member of the House of Representatives RIS (1949–1950). Two years later, was elected chairman Idham Maarif NU Institute of Education (1952–1956). Later, he was chosen to be the number one NU in 1956. In fact, is the longest Idham became chairman of NU.

It can be said, for nearly 30 years as the number one NU, Idham has experienced many ups and downs. In the executive branch, he was a minister several times, both as past Old Order and New Order. When Bung Karno fell in 1966, he became a member of the presidium Cabinet Ampera I and Ampera Cabinet II and fter that he was made chairman of the MPR / DPR for the period 1971–1977. Much earlier, during the Cabinet Sastroamidjojo II, he also served as deputy PM. And government positions, he has also a duty as Chairman DPA.

National Hero[edit]

Idham was named a National Hero of Indonesia, along with six other figures, based on 113/TK/Tahun Presidential Decree No. 2011 dated 7 November 2011.