Samir Geagea

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Birthday
25, 1952
Birthplace
Beirut, Lebanon
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
25, 1952 (age 67)
Birthplace
Beirut, Lebanon

About

The executive chairman of Lebanese Forces, a prominent Christian political party. He also announced his candidacy for the 2014 Lebanon presidential election.

Before Fame

He was studying medicine at the American University of Beirut, and later Saint Joseph University, when the Lebanese civil war broke out. Following the war, he finished his medical degree between the two institutions.

Trivia

During the Syrian occupation of Lebanon, he was charged of the bombing of the Church of Sayyidet Al Najet and accused of assassinating former prime minister Rashid Karami. It was because of this, he spent more than a decade in captivity. He was released after the effects of the Cedar Revolution.

Family Life

During his youth, his father, Farid, was an adjutant in the Lebanese Army. His wife, Sethrida Tawk Geagea, is also a prominent Lebanese politician.

Associated With

In his early years as chairman of the Lebanese Forces, he served under the late prime minister Rafic Hariri.