Imata Kabua

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Imata Kabua
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President of the Marshall Islands
In office
January 14, 1997 – January 10, 2000
Preceded by Kunio Lemari
Succeeded by Kessai Note
Personal details
Born (1943-05-20) May 20, 1943 (age 73)
South Pacific Mandate, Empire of Japan
Political party Aelon̄ Kein Ad
United Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Hiromi Kabua

Imata Jabro Kabua (born 20 May 1943) was President of the Marshall Islands from 14 January 1997 to 10 January 2000. He became the Iroijlaplap of Kwajalein after the death of his cousin Amata Kabua.

He is famous for his vote on the floor of the Nitijela (Marshallese Congress) where he once voted positively "in the name of Miller Lite". His fishing skills are frequently lauded, as he managed to sink a brand new 30 foot sport fishing boat while still moored to the dock. He publicly stood and cheered when the twin towers came down on 9/11.


Political offices
Preceded by
Kunio Lemari
President of the Marshall Islands
Succeeded by
Kessai Note