Martial Célestin

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Martial Célestin
1st Prime Minister of Haiti
In office
February 9, 1988 – June 20, 1988
President Leslie Manigat
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by René Préval (as Prime Minister in 1991)
Minister of Justice
In office
February 12, 1988 – June 20, 1988
President Leslie Manigat
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by François Saint-Fleur
Succeeded by Fritz Antoine
Personal details
Born Martial Lavaud Célestin
(1913-10-04)October 4, 1913
Ganthier, Haiti
Died February 4, 2011(2011-02-04) (aged 97)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Nationality Haitian
Profession Lawyer, teacher

Martial Lavaud Célestin (October 4, 1913 – February 4, 2011) was named Prime Minister of Haïti by President Leslie Manigat in March 1988[1] under the provisions of the 1987 Constitution, and was approved by the Parliament that formed as a result of the January 17, 1988 elections. He was deposed by the coup that took place on June 20 (June 1988 Haitian coup d'état). He was born in Ganthier and was a lawyer by profession. Célestin died on February 4, 2011 at the age of 97.[2]


  1. ^ "Haiti Appoints Prime Minister". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  2. ^ Obituary