Smarck Michel

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Smarck Michel
6th Prime Minister of Haiti
In office
November 8, 1994 – November 7, 1995
PresidentJean-Bertrand Aristide
Preceded byRobert Malval
Succeeded byClaudette Werleigh
Minister of Commerce
In office
February 19, 1991 – June 14, 1991
PresidentJean-Bertrand Aristide
Preceded byJean Mainville
Succeeded byJean-François Chamblain
Personal details
Georges Jean-Jacques Smarck Michel

(1937-03-29)March 29, 1937
Saint-Marc, Haiti
DiedSeptember 1, 2012 (aged 75)

Georges Jean-Jacques Smarck Michel or Smarck Michel (March 29, 1937 – September 1, 2012[1]) was appointed prime minister of Haiti on October 27, 1994, occupying the post from November 8, 1994 to October 16, 1995.[2] Smarck was President Aristide's third prime minister, and the first to be named after the President's return from exile.


Michel was born in St. Marc to a military family and completed his post secondary studies (business administration) in the United States.[3]

Prior to politics Michel was a businessman running a grocery store and ran his family bakery.[3]

Political career[edit]

His political career began as Minister of Commerce and ended after his Prime Ministership.

Married to wife Victoire Marie-Rose Sterlin, with whom he had a son Kenneth and daughters Patricia and Marjorie Michel. Michel died near Port-au-Prince from brain tumour at age 75.[3]


  1. ^ "Former Haitian Prime Minister Smarck Michel dies at 75 from brain tumor, family says". The Washington Post. Associated Press. September 1, 2012.
  2. ^ "Aristide Announces Choice for New Premier". The New York Times. October 25, 1995. Retrieved December 27, 2010.
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