Slobodan Penezić

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Slobodan Penezić
Stevan Kragujevic, Slobodan Penezic Krcun.JPG
Prime Minister of SR Serbia
In office
9 June 1962 – 6 November 1964
Preceded by Miloš Minić
Succeeded by Stevan Doronjski
Personal details
Born (1918-07-02)2 July 1918
Užice, Kingdom of Serbia
Died 6 November 1964(1964-11-06) (aged 46)
Šopić, SFR Yugoslavia
Political party Communist Party of Yugoslavia
Spouse(s) Grozdana Belić-Penezić (sr)
Children Sons Srđan and Relja,
daughter Vida

Slobodan “Krcun” Penezić (Serbian Cyrillic: Слободан Крцун Пенезић; 2 July 1918 – 6 November 1964) was a Yugoslav communist politician who was the Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Serbia.[1] During his heyday, he was Josip Broz Tito's chief of secret police in Serbia.

He was also notable for assisting in the arrest of Draža Mihailović. Penezić was awarded the Order of the People's Hero on July 5, 1952.[2]

Career[edit]

Penezić was a member of the Central Committee of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia and the League of Communists of Serbia Executive Committee. He also was chairman of the Executive Council of the Serbian parliament.[3]

Death[edit]

On 6 November 1964 Penezić and Svetolik Lazarević (sr) were killed in a car accident when their car skidded off a wet road into a tree.[3] Those having doubts about the official version included his wife but his son considered finding out hard facts was now impossible.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Potpredsednici i ministri", Government of the Republic of Serbia, 2012 
  2. ^ a b Večernje novosti article. April 19, 2014.
  3. ^ a b The Milwaukee Journal (7 November 1964). "2 Yugoslav Officials Killed in Car Crash". Retrieved 4 September 2015.