Smarck Michel

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Smarck Michel
6th Prime Minister of Haiti
In office
November 8, 1994 – November 7, 1995
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Preceded by Robert Malval
Succeeded by Claudette Werleigh
Minister of Commerce
In office
February 19, 1991 – June 14, 1991
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Preceded by Jean Mainville
Succeeded by Jean-François Chamblain
Personal details
Born Georges Jean-Jacques Smarck Michel
(1937-03-29)March 29, 1937
Saint-Marc, Haiti
Died September 1, 2012 (aged 75)
Nationality Haitian
Spouse(s) Victoire Marie-Rose Sterlin
Children Kenneth, Patricia and Marjorie
Residence Port-au-Prince
Occupation Businessman

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]