Fred Ramdat Misier

Fred Ramdat Misier
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3rd President of Suriname
In office
8 February 1982 – 25 January 1988
Prime Minister Henry Neijhorst
Errol Alibux
Wim Udenhout
Jules Wijdenbosch
Preceded by Henk Chin A Sen
Succeeded by Ramsewak Shankar
Personal details
Lachmipersad Frederik Ramdat Misier

28 October 1926
Paramaribo, Surinam
Died 25 July 2004 (age 77)
Paramaribo, Suriname
Spouse(s) Hilda Doergadei Dewanchand

Lachmipersad Frederik "Fred" Ramdat Misier (28 October 1926 – 25 July 2004) was the 3rd President of Suriname, serving from 1982 to 1988.[1]

Early life

He was born on 28 October 1926 in Paramaribo, Suriname. His parents were Rampargas Ramdat Misier and Ramkali Durgadulare.[2]

Misier later met Hilda Doergadei Dewanchand (1924–2021), who was from Onverwacht. They were married on 28 January 1953. In 1958, the couple moved to the Netherlands, where Misier studied law at Utrecht University.[3]

Political career

Before becoming president, Ramdat Misier served as a teacher, lawyer and president of the Court of Justice. Head of the military Dési Bouterse appointed Ramdat Misier third president of Suriname on 8 February 1982. As president, he oversaw the November 1987 democratic elections that elected Ramsewak Shankar to the presidency. Ramdat Misier was succeeded by Shankar in February 1988.[4]


Ramdat Misier died on 25 July 2004, at the age of 77. His death occurred at the country's capital, Paramaribo. Former president Jules Wijdenbosch commented on Ramdat Misier's political career, saying "he has played a vital role in Suriname's new democratic gestation. He brought unprecedented developments for the country."[4] He is survived by his spouse, Hilda Doergadei Dewanchand. Ramdat Misier's cremation was held on 30 July and was attended by a number of dignitaries, including Wijdenbosch and former president Ronald Venetiaan.[5]


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  2. ^ Personalities Itd. (1977). Personalities Caribbean. Personalities Ltd.
  3. ^ Jadnanansing, Carlo (2021-10-21). "In memoriam: Doergadei Hilda Ramdat Misier-Dewanchand". Retrieved 2021-11-21.
  4. ^ a b "Suriname's former president Ramdat Misier dies". Agence France-Presse. Caribbean Net News. 27 June 2004. Archived from the original on 4 December 2004. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Venetiaan bij uitvaartdienst Ramdat Misier". Dagblad Suriname (in Dutch). 2 July 2004. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
Political offices
Preceded by President of Suriname
Succeeded by