Ivan Pernar

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Ivan Pernar
Personal details
Born 3 November 1889
Marija Gorica, Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary
Died 2 April 1967(1967-04-02) (aged 77)
New York City, New York, United States of America
Nationality Croatian
Political party Croatian Peasant Party

Ivan Pernar (3 November 1889 – 2 April 1967) was a Croatian politician of the Croatian Peasant Party (CPP, Hrvatska Seljačka Stranka). He was a member of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

On 20 June 1928 Pernar was one of several Croatian Peasant Party representatives shot at by People's Radical Party representative Puniša Račić. While Pernar recovered from the gunshot, CPP leader Stjepan Radić died from the wounds suffered in the attack. During the subsequent January 6th Dictatorship Pernar was jailed in Sremska Mitrovica for 3 years.[1]

Assassination in Belgrade

Pernar was later selected as a senator for the Banovina of Croatia. In 1945 he emigrated to the United States of America where he remained until his death in 1967.

His great-grandson is also a politician.[2]

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