Alfredo Stroessner

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Birthday
3, 1912
Birthplace
Paraguay
Death Date
Aug 16, 2006 (93)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
3, 1912
Birthplace
Paraguay
Death Date
Aug 16, 2006 (93)

About

Paraguayan military leader who was President of Paraguay for an amazing 35 years. He notably gave asylum to war criminals and drug dealers.

Before Fame

He joined the Paraguayan Army in 1929 and advanced to Lieutenant in a mere three years.

Trivia

He is the longest tenured President in Paraguayan history.

Family Life

He married Eligia Mora and they had three children together. His father was a German immigrant.

Associated With

Though not a communist, his 35 year term automatically put him in company with many communist leaders including Fidel Castro.