Famous people from Nauru
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Ludwig Derangadage Scotty is a Nauruan politician who twice served as President of Nauru and has been Speaker of Parliament since 2013. He served as President from 29 May 2003 to 8 August 2003 and again from 22 June 2004 until his ousting in a vote of no confidence on 19 December 2007. He served as Speaker from 2000 until his election as President in 2003, again from 1 November 2010 until 18 April 2013, and he has served his third term since 11 June 2013.
Marcus Stephen is a Nauruan politician and former sportsperson who is a member of the Cabinet of Nauru, and who served as President of Nauru from December 2007 to November 2011. The son of Nauruan parliamentarian Lawrence Stephen, Stephen was educated at St Bedes College and RMIT University in Victoria, Australia. Initially playing Australian rules football, he opted to pursue the sport of weightlifting, in which he represented Nauru at the Summer Olympics and Commonwealth Games between 1990 and 2002, winning seven Commonwealth gold medals. After his retirement from weightlifting, Stephen worked at the Bank of Nauru before being elected to parliament at the 2003 elections. Having occupied various portfolios in the Nauruan government under President René Harris, Stephen was sworn in as president after moving a no confidence motion against his replacement, Ludwig Scotty. His term as president was marked by allegations of corruption and accusations of a coup d'état, as well as the declaration of a state of emergency and a suspension from parliament by the Nauruan Supreme Court in 2008. Two separate elections were called in April and June 2010 after accusations of bribery of government members of parliament, with another state of emergency declared in the period between elections. Stephen resigned from the presidency in November 2011 after further allegations of corruption were raised by opposition factions, and was succeeded by Freddie Pitcher, but was re-appointed to the Cabinet in June 2012 by Pitcher's successor as president, Sprent Dabwido.
Kieren Aedogan Ankwong Keke is a Nauruan politician and medical doctor. He is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs and has previously been speaker of the Nauruan Parliament.
Baron Divavesi Waqa is a Nauruan politician who has been President of Nauru since 2013.
René Reynaldo Harris was President of the Republic of Nauru four times between 1999 and 2004. He was a Member of Parliament from 1977 to 2008.
Frederick William "Freddie" Pitcher is a Nauruan political figure. In December 2007, Pitcher was appointed Finance Minister of Nauru, to serve in the Administration of President Marcus Stephen. Pitcher became the President of Nauru on 10 November 2011, following the resignation of his predecessor, former President Marcus Stephen. He lost a parliamentary vote of confidence and lost the presidency on 15 November 2011 after only 6 days in power.
Sprent Arumogo Dabwido is a Nauruan politician who formerly served as the President of Nauru. The son of a former parliamentarian, Dabwido was originally elected to the Meneng Constituency in the Parliament of Nauru at the 2004 elections. Having served as Minister for Telecommunications in Marcus Stephen's government from 2009, Dabwido joined the Nauruan opposition faction in November 2011 after Stephen's resignation, and, having passed a motion of no confidence against interim president Freddie Pitcher, was elected president four days later. In his role as president, Dabwido functioned as chairman of the Cabinet of Nauru, and held various portfolios in the Nauruan government.
Kenas Aroi was a Nauruan political figure. He was President of the Republic of Nauru from 17 August to 12 December 1989.
Michael Riddell Akua is a political figure from the Pacific nation of the Republic of Nauru.
David Waiau Adeang is a Nauruan politician, a former Speaker of the Parliament of Nauru, and Nauru's Minister for Finance and Justice, in addition he is the Minister Assisting the President. He is a founding member of the Naoero Amo, currently the only successful political party on the island.
Hammer DeRoburt, KBE was the founding President of the Republic of Nauru, and ruled the country for most of its first twenty years of independence.
Derog Gioura was a Nauruan political figure. He was President of the Republic of Nauru in 2003.
HE Kinza Godfrey Clodumar is a political figure from Nauru who was President of Nauru from 1997 to 1998.
Her Excellency Marlene Moses is a diplomat and a political and administrative figure from Nauru. She has served since 2005 as the current Nauruan Permanent Representative to the United Nations, with ambassadorial rank, having previously held consular responsibilities in Japan and New Zealand. She is also an expert in health administration.
Bernard Annen Auwen Dowiyogo was a Nauruan politician who served as President of Nauru on seven separate occasions. During this time, he also served as a Member of Parliament for the constituency of Ubenide.
Kennan Ranibok Adeang was a Nauruan politician who served as President of Nauru for three separate periods during the late 20th century. Born in Nauru, and educated in Australia, including at the Australian School of Pacific Administration, Adeang was first elected to the Parliament of Nauru in 1971, representing the seat of Ubenide, and became a noted opponent of Hammer DeRoburt, the country's first president. He first became president in 1986, serving two short terms at the end of that year. In the following year, 1987, Adeang was involved in the establishment of the Democratic Party of Nauru, one of the first political parties in Nauru. He again served as president in late 1996, but lost power after a motion of no confidence. Adeang was active in parliament until 2000, serving at various times in the Cabinet and as Speaker. In 2007, he was appointed High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji, serving in the position until his death in 2011. His son, David Adeang, also served in the Nauruan parliament, occupying the same constituency as his father.
King Aweida was a monarch in the Pacific nation of Nauru.
Itte Detenamo is a Nauruan weightlifter competing in the +105 kg category. Detenamo represented Nauru at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, finishing 14th in the men's 105+kg category. He won a bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and three gold medals at the 2007 South Pacific Games. He was Nauru's sole representative at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He achieved a personal best by lifting 386 kg in the super-heavyweight category. He took part in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and after being described as Nauru's best hope for a gold medal there, he won silver. Detenamo's father and older sister are also weightlifters.
Alopua Petoa is a Tuvaluan footballer who currently plays for Waitakere City FC, a club from New Zealand.
David Libokomedo Agir was a Nauruan politician.
Yukio Peter is a weightlifter from Nauru.
HE Lagumot Gagiemem Nimidere Harris was a political figure from the Pacific nation of the Republic of Nauru, and served as President of the Republic of Nauru. He was a cousin of René Harris.
Roland Tullen Kun is a political figure from the Pacific nation of Nauru.
Valdon Kape Dowiyogo is a political figure and cabinet minister from the Pacific nation of the Republic of Nauru.
Timothy Detudamo was a Nauruan politician and linguist. The father of Buraro Detudamo, he is known as the founder of modern Nauruan society and served as Head Chief from 1931 until his death in 1953.
Dantes Ingin Tsitsi is a Nauruan politician.
Mathew Jansen Batsiua is a Nauruan politician. Batsiua, a former health minister, a former Foreign Minister of Nauru.
Russell Effaney Kun is a political figure from the Pacific nation of Nauru and former powerlifter.
Godfrey Awaire Thoma is a Nauruan politician.
HE Ruben James Kun is a political figure from the Pacific nation of Nauru and was President of the Republic of Nauru.
Quincy Detenamo was an Olympic weightlifter who was found guilty of manslaughter in Australia.
Lawrence Stephen was a political figure from the Pacific nation of Nauru.
Shadlog Armait Bernicke is a Nauruan politician.
Lyn Terangi Adam is a Nauruan politician.
Dominic Joselito Tabuna is a Nauruan politician.
Aloysius Arabao Iyomogo Edrick Amwano is a Nauruan politician.
The Reverend Alfred Itubwa Amram was a Nauruan pastor and political figure.
Landon Deireragea is a Nauruan politician.
Vassal Abago Bagobagan Gadoengin was a political figure from the Pacific nation of Nauru.
Fabian Dominic Ribauw is a political figure from the Pacific nation of Nauru.
Rykers Solomon is a Nauruan politician.
Reanna Solomon, born December 16, 1981, in Meneng, is a Nauruan weightlifter. She was the first female Nauruan athlete to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal, and remains one of the only three Nauruans ever to have won a Commonwealth Games gold, the others being Marcus Stephen and Yukio Peter. Solomon competed in the 2002 Commonwealth Games. She lifted 127.5 kg in the Women's 75 kg+ Clean and Jerk, winning the gold medal, and won another gold medal by lifting 227.5 kg in the Women's 75 kg+ Combined. In the Women's 75 kg+ Snatch she took the bronze, lifting 100 kg. Solomon also took part in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games.
Sled Dowabobo is a Nauruan judoka. He participated at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men's 73 kg event, but was eliminated in the first round by Navruz Jurakobilov of Uzbekistan.