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Émile Lahoud

Émile LahoudBorn: 12-Jan-1936
Birthplace: Baabdat, Lebanon

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Lebanon
Executive summary: President of Lebanon, 1998-2007

Military service: Lebanese Army (1959-98)

Appointed Commander of the Armed Forces in 1989, he has permitted Syria to have an undue influence in the affairs of the Lebanese Army. The constitution had to be amended to permit the head of the armed forces to assume the presidency, which he did in 1998 after unanimous election by the Lebanese Parliament (Walid Jumblatt's party bloc being absent). A further constitutional amendment permitted him to extend the term of his presidency.


[1] Maronite Christian.

Father: Jamil Lahoud (Lebanese general)
Mother: Adrenee Bajakian
Wife: Andrée Amadouny (m. 1967, one daughter, two sons)
Daughter: Kareen (b. 1969, m. Elias Michel Murr)
Son: Emile, Jr. (b. 1975)
Son: Ralph (b. 1977)

    High School: Brumana High School
    University: Lebanese Military Academy (1959)
    University: US Naval Command College, Rhode Island (1972-73 and 1979-80)

    President of Lebanon (24-Nov-1998 to 24-Nov-2007)
    Lebanese Official Chief of Staff, Lebanese Army (1989-98)
    French Legion of Honor
    Armenian Ancestry Maternal


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