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Dong Biwu
Chinese
Dong Biwu
董必武

Dong Biwu

In office
1954 – 1959
President Mao Zedong
Preceded by Shen Junru
Succeeded by Xie Juezai

In office
April 27, 1959 – February 24, 1972
President Liu Shaoqi (until 1968)
Preceded by Zhu De
Succeeded by vacant
Ulanhu (1983)

In office
February 24, 1972 – January 17, 1975
President vacant
Preceded by Zhu De
Succeeded by vacant
Ulanhu (1983)

In office
October 31, 1968 – February 24, 1972
Preceded by Liu Shaoqi
Succeeded by Zhu De

In office
February 24, 1972 – January 17, 1975
Preceded by Liu Shaoqi
Succeeded by Zhu De

Born 5 March 1886(1886-03-05)
Huanggang, Hubei, Qing Dynasty
Died 2 April 1975 (aged 89)
Beijing, People's Republic of China

Dong Biwu (Chinese: 董必武pinyin: Dǒng BìwǔWade-Giles: Tung Pi-wu; 5 March 1886 - 2 April 1975) was a Chinese communist political leader during the regime of Mao Zedong.

Biography

Statue of Dong Biwu in Wuhan

Dong Biwu was born in Huanggang, Hubei. He was the President (Chairman of the Executive Committee) of China from 1948 to 1949 and Acting President from 1968 until 17 January 1975 when Zhu De became the succeeding chairman. He was also Vice-President of the People's Republic of China from 1959 until 1975, jointly with Soong Ching-ling.

Dong was a member of Politburo of the Communist Party of China from 1945 to 1975.

He died just a year before Mao and several other important politicians.

In 1991, a statue of Dong Biwu was erected in one of Wuhan's central squares, Hongshan Guangchang. Hubei Provincial museum houses a collection of Dong's personal items.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Li Weihan
President of the Central Party School
1935 – 1937
Succeeded by
Li Weihan
Legal offices
Preceded by
Shen Junru
President of the Supreme People's Court of China
1954 – 1959
Succeeded by
Xie Juezai
Government offices
Preceded by
Liu Shaoqi
Acting Chairman (President) of the People's Republic of China
1968–1975
until 1972 with Soong Ching-ling
Succeeded by
Zhu De
as Chairman of the National People's Congress







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