Abdul Haris Nasution

  • abdul haris nasution
    abdul harris nasution.jpg
    nasution in 1971
    2nd speaker of the people's consultative assembly
    in office
    1966–1972
    presidentsukarno
    suharto
    preceded bychairul saleh
    succeeded byidham chalid
    12th minister of defence and security of indonesia
    in office
    10 july 1959 – 22 february 1966
    presidentsukarno
    preceded bydjuanda kartawidjaja
    succeeded bysarbini
    personal details
    born(1918-12-03)3 december 1918
    koetanopan, north sumatera, dutch east indies
    died6 september 2000(2000-09-06) (aged 81)
    jakarta, indonesia
    resting placekalibata heroes cemetery
    spouse(s) johanna sunarti (1923-2010)
    childrenhendrianti saharah, ade irma surjani
    professionarmy
    later workministry of defence of indonesia
    signature
    military service
    nickname(s)pak nas
    allegiance indonesia
    branch/serviceinsignia of the indonesian army.svg indonesian army
    years of service1945–1952, 1955–1971
    rank23-tni army-ga.svg general of the army
    commandscommander of siliwangi division
    battles/warsindonesian national revolution

    abdul haris nasution (3 december 1918 – 6 september 2000) was an indonesian army general. born into a batak muslim family in the north sumateran village of hutapungkut, in what was then the dutch east indies, he studied teaching and enrolled at a military academy in bandung.[1] after sukarno declared indonesia's independence on 17 august 1945, nasution joined the fledgling indonesian armed forces which was fighting the indonesian national revolution against the dutch. the following year he was appointed commander of the siliwangi division, the guerrilla unit opreating in west java. after the country's internationally recognised independence in 1949, nasution was appointed chief of staff of the army. he remained in post being suspended in 1952 following a failed show of force against the president. he was reappointed chief of staff in 1955. in 1965 there was a coup attempt by the 30 september movement. nasution's house was attacked, and his daughter killed, but he managed to escape scaling a wall and hiding in the iraqi ambassador's residence.[1]

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  • indonesian national revolution
  • parliamentary democracy era
  • guided democracy era
  • g30s and transition to new order
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Abdul Haris Nasution
Abdul Harris Nasution.jpg
Nasution in 1971
2nd Speaker of the People's Consultative Assembly
In office
1966–1972
PresidentSukarno
Suharto
Preceded byChairul Saleh
Succeeded byIdham Chalid
12th Minister of Defence and Security of Indonesia
In office
10 July 1959 – 22 February 1966
PresidentSukarno
Preceded byDjuanda Kartawidjaja
Succeeded bySarbini
Personal details
Born(1918-12-03)3 December 1918
Koetanopan, North Sumatera, Dutch East Indies
Died6 September 2000(2000-09-06) (aged 81)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Resting placeKalibata Heroes Cemetery
Spouse(s) Johanna Sunarti (1923-2010)
ChildrenHendrianti Saharah, Ade Irma Surjani
ProfessionArmy
Later workMinistry of Defence of Indonesia
Signature
Military service
Nickname(s)Pak Nas
Allegiance Indonesia
Branch/serviceInsignia of the Indonesian Army.svg Indonesian Army
Years of service1945–1952, 1955–1971
Rank23-TNI Army-GA.svg General of the Army
CommandsCommander of Siliwangi Division
Battles/warsIndonesian National Revolution

Abdul Haris Nasution (3 December 1918 – 6 September 2000) was an Indonesian army general. Born into a Batak Muslim family in the North Sumateran village of Hutapungkut, in what was then the Dutch East Indies, he studied teaching and enrolled at a military academy in Bandung.[1] After Sukarno declared Indonesia's independence on 17 August 1945, Nasution joined the fledgling Indonesian armed forces which was fighting the Indonesian National Revolution against the Dutch. The following year he was appointed commander of the Siliwangi Division, the guerrilla unit opreating in West Java. After the country's internationally recognised independence in 1949, Nasution was appointed Chief of Staff of the army. He remained in post being suspended in 1952 following a failed show of force against the president. He was reappointed Chief of Staff in 1955. In 1965 there was a coup attempt by the 30 September Movement. Nasution's house was attacked, and his daughter killed, but he managed to escape scaling a wall and hiding in the Iraqi ambassador's residence.[1]