Thawi Bunyaket

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Thawi Bunyaket
ทวี บุณยเกตุ
Tawee Boonyaket.jpg
Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
31 August 1945 – 17 September 1945
Monarch Ananda Mahidol
Preceded by Khuang Abhaiwongse
Succeeded by Seni Pramoj
Personal details
Born (1904-11-10)November 10, 1904
Kantang, Trang, Siam
Died November 3, 1971(1971-11-03) (aged 66)
Nationality Thai
Spouse(s) Amphasri Bunyaket
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Thawi Bunyaket (10 November 1904 - 3 November 1971, Thai: ทวี บุณยเกตุ, Thawee Bunyaget) was a Thai politician and the prime minister for a short term.

After studying at the King's College, University of Cambridge and the École nationale supérieure d'Agronomie de Grignon (France), he started to work as a government official at the Thai Ministry of Agriculture. On 24 June 1932 he joined the coup group of the 1932 coup, the People's Party. He became secretary general in the cabinet of Field Marshal Phibunsongkhram, and Minister of Education in the cabinet of Khuang Abhaiwongse. When Khuang resigned directly after the end of World War II, he was elected as prime minister on 31 August 1945 and formed the 12th Thai administration. However he was only chosen because the preferred candidate Seni Pramoj, chief of the Free Thai Movement, wasn't available. Seventeen days after his election, on 17 September, he resigned to free the post for Seni Pramoj.

Later he became president of the constitutional drafting committee in the government of Field Marshal Sarit Dhanarajata.


Political offices
Preceded by
Khuang Abhaiwongse
Prime Minister of Thailand
Succeeded by
Seni Pramoj