Dumaagiin Sodnom

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This is a Mongolian name. The given name is Sodnom, and Dumaa is a patronymic, not a family name.
Dumaagiin Sodnom
Думаагийн Содном
Prime Minister of Mongolia
In office
12 December 1984 – 21 March 1990
General Secretary Jambyn Batmönkh
Gombojavyn Ochirbat
Preceded by Jambyn Batmönkh
Succeeded by Sharavyn Gungaadorj
Personal details
Born (1933-07-14) July 14, 1933 (age 83)
Örgön District of Dornogovi Province, Mongolia

Dumaagiin Sodnom (Mongolian: Думаагийн Содном; born 14 July 1933) is a Mongolian political figure who served as Mongolia's 14th Prime Minister from 1984 to 1990.

Sodnom was born in the Örgön District of Dornogovi Province on 14 July 1933. He first attended school in the Bayanmönkh district of Khentii Province and then went on to study at the Finance and Economic Technical College in Ulaanbaatar from 1946-1950. He worked as an accountant at the Ministry of Finance for four years and joined the MPRP in 1954 before studying economics at the Higher School of Finance and Economics in Irkutsk from 1954 to 1958.

Sodnom then went on to work his way up through the Finance Ministry until becoming Minister of Finance in 1963, a position he held until 1969. From 1969 to 1972 he served as first deputy chairman of the State Planning Commission and was promoted to chairman in 1972. In 1974 he was appointed as deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers.

On December 12, 1984 Sodnom was appointed chairman of the Council of Ministers, or prime minister, and was elected a member of the MPRP Politburo following the ouster of Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal from the chairmanship of the Presidium of the People's Great Hural and the ascension of Sodnom's political ally Jambyn Batmönkh to the position. Sodnom held both positions until the resignation of the Politburo and government on March 21, 1990 during anti-government demonstrations.

Sodnom subsequently went on to serve as director of the Mongolian Gazryn Tos petroleum company from 1990 to 2001 and then was appointed as an aide to Prime Minister Puntsagiin Jasrai in 1992.


Sanders, Alan J. K., Historical Dictionary of Mongolia, 1996, ISBN 0-8108-3077-9.

Political offices
Preceded by
Jambyn Batmönkh
Prime Minister of Mongolia
1984 - 1990
Succeeded by
Sharavyn Gungaadorj