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government executive

Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, American Government executive. Named Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant, 1984, Knight Grand Commander (Second Class, Higher Grade) of the Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao, 1987, Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn.

Background

Yongchaiyudh, Chavalit was born on May 15, 1932 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Education

Graduate, Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy, Thailand, 1953. Graduate, Command and General Staff College, RTA, 1963. Graduate, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1964.

Career

Director of operations, RTA, 1981;assistant chief of staff for operations, RTA, 1982;deputy commander-in-chief, RTA, 1983;chief of staff, RTA, 1985;commander-in-chief, RTA, 1986;commander-in-chief, acting supreme commander, RTA, 1987-1990;deputy prime minister, minister of defense, Government of Thailand, 1990;leader of the opposition, Government of Thailand, 1992;minister of interior, Government of Thailand, 1992-1994;minister of labour and social welfare, Government of Thailand, 1993-1994;deputy prime minister, Government of Thailand, 1994;deputy prime minister, minister of defense, Government of Thailand, 1995-1996;prime minister, minister of defense, Government of Thailand, since 1996.

Connections

Married Khunying Phankrua Yongchaiyudh. Three children.

spouse:
Khunying Phankrua Yongchaiyudh