Martial Célestin

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Martial Célestin
1st Prime Minister of Haiti
In office
February 9, 1988 – June 20, 1988
PresidentLeslie Manigat
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byRené Préval (as Prime Minister in 1991)
Minister of Justice
In office
February 12, 1988 – June 20, 1988
PresidentLeslie Manigat
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byFrançois Saint-Fleur
Succeeded byFritz Antoine
Personal details
Martial Lavaud Célestin

(1913-10-04)October 4, 1913
Ganthier, Haiti
DiedFebruary 4, 2011(2011-02-04) (aged 97)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
ProfessionLawyer, teacher

Martial Lavaud Célestin (October 4, 1913 – February 4, 2011)[1] was named Prime Minister of Haïti by President Leslie Manigat in March 1988[2] under the provisions of the 1987 Constitution, and was approved by the Parliament that formed as a result of the January 17, 1988 elections. He was deposed by the coup that took place on June 20 (June 1988 Haitian coup d'état), he was born in Ganthier and was a lawyer by profession. Célestin died on February 4, 2011 at the age of 97.[3]


  1. ^ Profile of Martial Célestin
  2. ^ "Haiti Appoints Prime Minister". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  3. ^ Obituary