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

  • Duvalier, François Known as "Papa Doc.” 1907-1971. Haitian dictator. Elected president in 1957, he declared himself president for life in 1964 and ruled in an authoritarian manner until his death. His son Jean-Claude (born 1951), known as "Baby Doc,” succeeded him in 1971 but fled the country in 1986 after widespread civil unrest.

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  • n. son and successor of Francois Duvalier as president of Haiti; he was overthrown by a mass uprising in 1986 (born in 1951)
  • n. oppressive Haitian dictator (1907-1971)

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