Joseph Nemours Pierre-Louis

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Joseph Nemours Pierre-Louis
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36th President of Haiti
In office
December 12, 1956 – February 3, 1957
Preceded by Paul Magloire
Succeeded by Franck Sylvain
Minister of Justice and Worship
In office
November 29, 1937 – September 15, 1938
President Sténio Vincent
Preceded by Odilon Charles
Succeeded by Luc Prophète
Personal details
Born (1900-10-24)October 24, 1900
Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
Died April 1966
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Nationality Haitian
Profession Lawyer

Joseph Nemours Pierre-Louis (1900–1966) served as President of Haiti from 1956 to 1957.

Pierre-Louis, who studied physics and law, was first a professor of physics at the Lycée Philippe Guerrier. After working as a law professor from 1928 to 1937, he became a judge of the Municipal Court of Cap-Haïtien. He became president of the Supreme Court after the revolution of January 1946, a post he held until his election to the Senate.

After the departure of Paul Magloire in December 1956, Pierre-Louis announced in a radio address on 12 December 1956 that under the Constitution he became interim president of Haiti. He also announced elections for April 1957 and ordered the release of former presidential candidate and wealthy plantation owner Louis Déjoie and other political prisoners. In early January 1957, he seized the assets of former President Paul Magloire. Pierre-Louis was Acting President from 12 December 1956 to 3 February 1957. He was replaced by Franck Sylvain, who became acting president on 7 February 1957.

Preceded by
Paul Magloire
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President of Haïti

1956–1957
Succeeded by
Franck Sylvain