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Pham Van Dong

Vietnamese Statesman. He led the delegation to the Geneva peace talks in 1954 that ended the French war in Indochina and then served as Hanoi's prime minister for three decades. Mr. Dong was one of the early revolutionaries who joined Ho Chi Minh to found the Viet Minh, was imprisoned by the French colonial regime, and he helped defeat both the French and the Americans and later reunified Vietnam under Communist rule on April 30, 1975. He became premier of North Vietnam after independence from the French in 1954 and headed the government of all Vietnam from 1976 to 1987. He remained a fiercely loyal Communist. Dong was the author of 'Vietnam, A History'.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 14481640
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pham Van Dong (1 Mar 1906–29 Apr 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14481640, citing Mai Dich Cemetery, Hanoi, Ha Noi Municipality, Vietnam ; Maintained by Find A Grave .