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Thai politician (1911-1995)wd:Q959588
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language of expression: Thai
educated at: The Queen's College, Trent College
occupation: journalist, writer, university teacher, economist, politician, businessperson
award received: National Artist of Thailand, Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit, Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize
position held: Member of the House of Representatives of Thailand
Mom Rajawongse Kukrit Pramoj (Thai: คึกฤทธิ์ ปราโมช, RTGS: Khuek-rit Pramot, pronounced [kʰɯ́k.rít prāː.môːt]; 20 April 1911 – 9 October 1995) was a Thai politician, scholar and professor. He was Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand 1973-1974. He was the thirteenth Prime Minister of Thailand, serving in office from 1975 to 1976 between Seni Pramoj, his brother's, terms. Being the great-grandson of King Rama II, he was a member of the Thai royal family.
He also portrayed the Prime Minister of the fictional country of "Sarkhan" in the 1963 motion picture The Ugly American with Marlon Brando.
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