Ruben Kun

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Ruben Kun
President of Nauru
In office
19 December 1996 – 13 February 1997
Preceded by Kennan Adeang
Succeeded by Kinza Clodumar
Personal details
Profession Lawyer
The Honourable
Ruben Kun
Member of the Nauruan Parliament
for Buada
In office
25 January 1971[citation needed] – 16 November 1992
Preceded by Totouwa Depaune[citation needed]
Succeeded by Tamaiti Star
In office
20 November 1995 – 8 April 2000
Preceded by Tamaiti Star
Succeeded by Terangi Adam
Personal details
Born (1942-03-30) 30 March 1942 (age 74)[1]
Nationality Nauru Nauruan
Religion Christian

HE Ruben James Kun (born 30 March 1942) is a political figure from the Pacific nation of Nauru and was President of the Republic of Nauru.

Early career[edit]

Ruben Kun is a lawyer by training.

He has been Speaker of the Nauruan Parliament.[2]

Kun served as finance minister, prior to assuming Presidential office.

President of Nauru[edit]

Kun succeeded Kennan Adeang as President of Nauru from 19 December 1996 to 13 February 1997, and was himself succeeded in that office by Kinza Clodumar.


Under the Pacific Solution asylum policy, Australia has an arrangement with Nauru that allows asylum seekers arriving in Australia to be detained on the island. Kun is now representing detainees in a case before the nation's Supreme Court.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Journal de la Société des Océanistes. p. 322. 
  2. ^ Europa World Year book 1985