Thomas Remengesau Sr.
|Acting President of Palau|
30 June 1985 –2 July 1985
|Preceded by||Haruo Remeliik|
|Succeeded by||Alfonso Oiterong|
|2nd Vice President of Palau|
25 October 1985 –20 August 1988
|Preceded by||Alfonso Oiterong|
|Succeeded by||Kuniwo Nakamura|
|4th President of Palau|
20 August 1988 –1 January 1989
|Preceded by||Lazarus Salii|
|Succeeded by||Ngiratkel Etpison|
|Justice Minister of Palau|
1981 –1 January 1989
|President|| Haruo Remeliik |
|Succeeded by||Kuniwo Nakamura|
Thomas Ongelibel Remengasau
28 November 1929
Koror,South Seas Mandate (now Palau)
|Died||3 August 2019 89) (aged|
|Children||7 (including Thomas Jr. and Valerie)|
Thomas Ongelibel Remengesau (28 November 1929 –3 August 2019),also known as Thomas Remengesau Sr.,was a politician in Palau. He was Vice President of Palau from 1985 to 1988,and acting President of Palau in 1985 and President of Palau from 1988 to 1989 following the violent deaths of two previous presidents.
When President Haruo Remeliik was assassinated in June 1985,Vice President Oiterong returned from New York City to Palau on 2 July to take office of the President. Between these dates Minister of Justice Remengesau served as acting President until 2 July 1985.
Remengesau was elected as Vice President in the special election in August 1985. After the shooting of President Lazarus Salii in August 1988,Remengesau became the President of Palau until Ngiratkel Etpison was sworn in January 1989.
Remengesau was married to Ferista Esang Remengesau,who served as First Lady of Palau during her husband's brief terms as President. They had eight children. Their eldest child is Thomas Remengesau Jr.,who has been the President of Palau from 2001 to 2009 and from 2013 to 2021. Valerie Whipps,daughter of Thomas Sr. and Ferista Esang Remengesau married Surangel Whipps Jr.,a businessman and current President of Palau. Remengesau died on 3 August 2019,aged 89 during his son's last presidential term.
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