TUN HUSSEIN ONN

Tun Hussein bin Dato’ Onn (Feruary 12, 1922 – May 29, 1990) who is of 3/4 Malay and 1/4 Circassian ancestry was the third Prime Minister of Malaysia, ruling from 1976 to 1981. He was granted the sobriquet Bapa Perpaduan (Father of Unity). He was born in Johor Bahru, Johor on February 12, 1922 to Dato Onn Jaafar and Datin Halimah Hussein.

Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun
Hussein Onn

Prime Minister of Malaysia
In office
15 January 1976 – 16 July 1981
Monarch Yahya Petra
Ahmad Shah
Deputy Mahathir bin Mohamad
Preceded by Abdul Razak
Succeeded by Mahathir bin Mohamad

3rd Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
In office
13 August 1973 – 15 January 1976
Prime Minister Abdul Razak
Preceded by Ismail Abdul Rahman
Succeeded by Mahathir Mohamad

Born 12 February 1922(1922-02-12)
Johor Bahru, Johor, British Malaya
Died 28 May 1990 (aged 68)
South San Francisco, United States
Political party United Malays National Organisation-National Front
Spouse(s) Suhailah Noah
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Islam

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