from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Aristide, Jean-Bertrand Born 1953. Haitian priest and politician who served as the first elected president of Haiti (1991-1996). Having spent most of his first term in exile in the United States (1991-1994), he was restored to power by U.S. troops and served as president from 1994 to 1996 and 2001 to 2004.


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