Vorster | John | 1915-1983 | Former President of South Africa

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Vorster | John | 1915-1983 | Former President of South Africa

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1915-1983

History

John Vorster was born December 13, 1915 in Jamestown, South Africa. in 1966, one week after Verwoerd was assassinated, a National Party caucus chose Vorster as his successor. In 1978 he resigned his post for health reasons and on October 10 became his nation's president, a largely ceremonial position. In November the so-called Muldergate scandal came to a boil. In 1979 he resigned the presidency.

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Republic of South Africa, Africa

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P0053

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GB 1847

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Created by Julia Wylie, October 2016

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  • English

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Sources

Biography.com. 2016. John Vorster Biography . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.biography.com/people/john-vorster-9520515. [Accessed 25 October 2016].

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