Win Maung

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Mahn Win Maung
မန်းဝင်းမောင်
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3rd President of Burma
In office
13 March 1957 – 2 March 1962
Prime Minister U Nu
Ne Win
U Nu
Preceded by Ba U
Succeeded by Ne Win Prime minister and de facto Head of State, titular Head of State after 1974
Personal details
Born (1916-04-17)17 April 1916
Hlezeit village, Kyonpyaw Township, Bassein District, Lower Burma, British India
Died 4 July 1989(1989-07-04) (aged 73)
Yangon, Myanmar
Nationality Burmese
Political party AFPFL
Spouse(s) Mya May
Alma mater University of Rangoon
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Mahn Win Maung (Burmese: မန်းဝင်းမောင် [máɴ wɪ́ɴ màʊɴ]; 17 April 1916 – 4 July 1989) was the third president of the Union of Burma (Myanmar). He was appointed president by Prime Minister U Nu in March 1957. He served for five years until 2 March 1962, when General Ne Win's military coup d'état ousted Nu's government.

Biography[edit]

Win Maung was an ethnic Karen born on 17 April 1916 in the Irrawaddy delta, son of Daw Tharya and U Shwe Yin. He graduated with a B.A. from Rangoon University's Judson College in 1937. Between 1947 and 1956 he was variously Minister of Ministry of Mining and Labour, Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunication and Minister of the Ministry of Water, Air and Coastal Ship. He was imprisoned between 1962 and 1967.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ba U
President of Burma
1957–1962
Succeeded by
Ne Win
Chairman of the Union Revolutionary Council