Kunio Lemari

Kunio Lemari
President of the Marshall Islands
In office
December 20, 1996 – January 14, 1997
Preceded by Amata Kabua
Succeeded by Imata Kabua
Personal details
Born (1942-11-29)November 29, 1942
Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands
Died March 28, 2008(2008-03-28) (aged 65)
Majuro, Marshall Islands
Political party Aelon̄ Kein Ad
United Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Christina Lemari

Kunio David Lemari[1] (29 November 1942 – 28 March 2008[citation needed]) was a Marshallese politician. He served as the acting President of the Marshall Islands from 20 December 1996 to 14 January 1997. He assumed office upon the death of the previous President, Amata Kabua, having previously served as the country's Minister of Transportation and Communications.

Lemari is of Japanese descent from his maternal grandfather,[2] and was survived by brothers Rellong Lemari (Senator from Lae Atoll) and Johnny Lemari (Mayor of Kwajalein Atoll); wife, Christina Lemari; Imata Kabua; sons Harald (Joanne), Wesley (Lynn), Ranni and Dixon Lemari; daughters Evangeline (Quincy Calep), Dianne, Kimberlynn (Michael Vredenburg), and Lyla; numerous nephews, nieces, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

On 28 March 2008, Lemari died in Majuro due to complications from diabetes.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Rulers.org
  2. ^ 再びFSMに日系大統領が誕生, Izumi Kobayashi, Japan Institute for Pacific Studies, retrieved October 4, 2009
Political offices
Preceded by
Amata Kabua
Acting President of the Marshall Islands
Succeeded by
Imata Kabua