Lagumot Harris

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Lagumot Harris
President of Nauru
In office
19 April 1978 – 15 May 1978
Preceded by Bernard Dowiyogo
Succeeded by Hammer DeRoburt
In office
22 November 1995 – 11 November 1996
Preceded by Bernard Dowiyogo
Succeeded by Bernard Dowiyogo
Personal details
Born c. 1938
Nauru
Died 8 September 1999
Melbourne, Australia
The Honourable
Lagumot Harris
MP
Member of the Nauruan Parliament
for Ubenide
In office
31 January 1968 – 18 December 1976
Preceded by New title
Succeeded by Victor Eoaeo
In office
12 November 1977 – 8 December 1980
Preceded by Victor Eoaeo
Succeeded by Kennan Adeang
In office
9 July 1994 – 21 February 1998
Preceded by Buraro Detudamo
Succeeded by Aloysius Amwano
Personal details
Born Nauru
Died 6 September 1999(1999-09-06) (aged 60)
Nationality Nauru Nauruan
Religion Christian

HE Lagumot Gagiemem Nimidere Harris (c. 1938 - 6 September 1999) was a political figure from the Pacific nation of the Republic of Nauru, and served as its President. He was a cousin of René Harris.

First term as President of Nauru[edit]

Lagumot Harris first served briefly as President of Nauru from 19 April to 15 May 1978. Thus, he was Nauru's third head of state since its independence in 1968. In terms of Nauru's emerging post-Independence political culture, the shortness of Harris's first term of Presidential office anticipated the very frequent changes of President to which Nauruans were to become accustomed, in contrast with the many years of Hammer DeRoburt's continuous first term of office.

Second term President of Nauru[edit]

Subsequently, a period of nearly twenty years elapsed before Harris assumed the Presidency of Nauru for a second term.

He was elected again, and served between 22 November 1995 and 11 November 1996.

Issues and alignment[edit]

Much of Lagumot Harris's active involvement in political leadership revolved around troubled issues surrounding the veteran Nauruan politician, seven-time President Bernard Dowiyogo. It may be recalled that, especially during Harris' periods of public office and political activity, Nauru's Parliamentary system did not have well-developed party organizations.

Death[edit]

Harris died in Melbourne, Australia, on 8 September 1999.

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Bernard Dowiyogo
President of Nauru
19 April 1978 – 15 May 1978
Succeeded by
Hammer DeRoburt
Preceded by
Bernard Dowiyogo
President of Nauru
22 November 1995 – 11 November 1996
Succeeded by
Bernard Dowiyogo