List of longest-living state leaders

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This article lists the 100 oldest known living or deceased heads of state or heads of government of sovereign states (often a president or prime minister), born no earlier than 1800, and whose ages are documented in reliable sources. Those currently living are in bold on gold. The longest-lived state leader with known exact dates of birth and death was Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum, who lived to 103 years, 143 days. Ek Yi Oun, fellow Cambodian prime minister, lived between 102 years, 1 day, and 103 years, 364 days.

List

    Living

No. Name State Position Birth Death Age
1 Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum Cambodia Prime Minister (1962) 1905 2009 103 years, 143 days
2 Celâl Bayar Turkey Prime Minister (1937–1939)

President (1950–1960)

1883 1986 103 years, 98 days
3 Antoine Pinay France Prime Minister (1952–1953) 1891 1994 102 years, 348 days
4 André Prunet-Foch Andorra French Viguier (1977–1980) 1914 2017 102 years, 211 days
5 Naruhiko Higashikuni Japan Prime Minister (1945) 1887 1990 102 years, 48 days
1-6 Ek Yi Oun Cambodia Prime Minister (1958) 1910 2013 102 years, 1 day to

103 years, 364 days

7 Babiker Awadalla Sudan Prime Minister (1969) 1917 2019 101 years, 321 days
8 Willem Drees Netherlands Prime Minister (1948–1958) 1886 1988 101 years, 314 days
9 Đỗ Mười Vietnam Chairman of the Council of Ministers (1988–1991)

General Secretary of the Communist Party (1991–1997)

1917 2018 101 years, 241 days
10 Zhang Qun China Premier (1947–1948) 1889 1990 101 years, 219 days
11 Yasuhiro Nakasone Japan Prime Minister (1982–1987) 1918 2019 101 years, 186 days
12 Piet de Jong Netherlands Prime Minister (1967–1971) 1915 2016 101 years, 115 days
13 Hyun Soong-jong South Korea Prime Minister (1992–1993) 1919 2020 101 years, 89 days
14 Bernardino González Ruiz Panama President (1963) 1911 2012 101 years, 64 days
15 Christopher Hornsrud Norway Prime Minister (1928) 1859 1960 101 years, 27 days
16 Mustafa Ben Halim Libya Prime Minister (1954–1957) 1921 2021 100 years, 312 days
17 Telmo Vargas Ecuador Head of State (1966) 1912 2013 100 years, 304 days
18 Francisco Morales-Bermúdez Peru Prime Minister (1975)

President (1975–1980)

1921 Alive 100 years, 268 days
19 Hau Pei-tsun Taiwan Premier (1990–1993) 1919 2020 100 years, 235 days
20 Luis Echeverría Mexico President (1970–1976) 1922 Alive 100 years, 163 days
21 / 22 Xenophon Zolotas Greece Prime Minister (1989–1990) 1904 2004 100 years, 45 days
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Peru Prime Minister (2000–2001) 1920 2020
23 Abdul Salam Sabrah North Yemen Acting Prime Minister (1969; 1971) 1912 2012 100 years, 32 days
21-24 Mukhtar Mohamed Hussein Somalia Interim president (1969) 1912 2012 100 years, 0 to 163 days
25 Johan Ferrier Suriname President (1975–1980) 1910 2010 99 years, 237 days
26 Tun Tin Burma Prime Minister (1988) 1920 2020 99 years, 212 days
27 Gulzarilal Nanda India Acting Prime Minister (1964; 1966) 1898 1998 99 years, 195 days
28 Mohammed Karim Lamrani Morocco Prime Minister (1971–1972; 1983–1986; 1992–1994) 1919 2018 99 years, 142 days
29 Anthony Mamo Malta Governor-General (1971–1974)

President (1974–1976)

1909 2008 99 years, 113 days
30 Michail Stasinopoulos Greece President (1974–1975) 1903 2002 99 years, 96 days
31 Clifford Campbell Jamaica Governor-General (1962–1973) 1892 1991 99 years, 92 days
32 Morarji Desai India Prime Minister (1977–1979) 1896 1995 99 years, 41 days
33 Võ Chí Công Vietnam Chairman of the Council of State (1987–1992) 1912 2011 99 years, 32 days
34 Abdel Halim Muhammad Sudan Committee of Sovereignty Member (1964–1965) 1910 2009 99 years, 6 days
35 Ċensu Tabone Malta President (1989–1994) 1913 2012 98 years, 350 days
25-36 Hastings Banda Malawi Prime Minister (1964–1966)

State President (1966–1994) President of the Congress Party (1966–1993)

1898 1997 98 years, 329 days to

99 years, 328 days

37 Prem Tinsulanonda Thailand Prime Minister (1980–1988)

Regent (2016)

1920 2019 98 years, 273 days
38 The Count Harmel Belgium Prime Minister (1965–1966) 1911 2009 98 years, 244 days
39 Howard Cooke Jamaica Governor-General (1991–2006) 1915 2014 98 years, 240 days
40 Joseph Paul-Boncour France Prime Minister (1932–1933) 1873 1972 98 years, 237 days
41 Konstantinos Mitsotakis Greece Prime Minister (1990–1993) 1918 2017 98 years, 223 days
42 Isidro Ayora Ecuador President (1926–1931) 1879 1978 98 years, 203 days
43 Émile Reuter Luxembourg Prime Minister (1918–1925) 1874 1973 98 years, 196 days
44 Mamadou Dia Senegal Prime Minister (1960–1962) 1910 2009 98 years, 191 days
45 Aden Adde Somalia President (1960–1967) 1908 2007 98 years, 181 days
46 Nouhak Phoumsavanh Laos President (1992–1998) 1910 2008 98 years, 153 days
47 Lê Đức Anh Vietnam President (1992–1997) 1920 2019 98 years, 142 days
48 Khamtai Siphandone Laos Prime Minister (1991–1998)

Chairman of the People's Revolutionary Party (1992–2006) President (1998–2006)

1924 Alive 98 years, 141 days
49 Émile Derlin Zinsou Dahomey President (1968–1969) 1918 2016 98 years, 127 days
50 Borys Martos Ukraine Chairman of the Council of Ministers (1919) 1879 1977 98 years, 122 days
51 Tomiichi Murayama Japan Prime Minister (1994–1996) 1924 Alive 98 years, 118 days
52 Artúr Görgei Hungary Acting Governor-President (1849) 1818 1916 98 years, 112 days
53 Jean Luxembourg Grand Duke (1964–2000) 1921 2019 98 years, 108 days
54 Gough Whitlam Australia Prime Minister (1972–1975) 1916 2014 98 years, 102 days
55 Venceslau Brás Brazil President (1914–1918) 1868 1966 98 years, 78 days
56 Claude Rostain Andorra French Viguier (1972–1977) 1916 2015 98 years, 56 days
57 Ramaswamy Venkataraman India President (1987–1992) 1910 2009 98 years, 54 days
58 Dezső Pattantyús-Ábrahám Hungary Prime Minister (1919) 1875 1973 98 years, 15 days
59 Gabriel París Gordillo Colombia President (1957–1958) 1910 2008 98 years, 13 days
60 Miloš Jakeš Czechoslovakia General Secretary of the Communist Party (1987–1989) 1922 2020 97 years, 332 days
61 Kenan Evren Turkey President of the National Security Council (1980–1982)

State President (1982–1989)

1917 2015 97 years, 296 days
62 Wellington Koo China Acting Premier (1924)

Acting President (1926–1927)

1888 1985 97 years, 289 days
63 Ignaz von Plener Cisleithania

( Austria-Hungary)

Minister-President (1870) 1810 1908 97 years, 272 days
64 Jimmy Carter United States President (1977–1981) 1924 Alive 97 years, 271 days
65 Domhnall Ua Buachalla Irish Free State Governor-General (1932–1936) 1866 1963 97 years, 267 days
66 Lubomír Štrougal Czechoslovakia Prime Minister (1970–1988) 1924 Alive 97 years, 253 days
67 Abdelmalek Benhabyles Algeria Chair of the Constitutional Council (1992) 1921 2018 97 years, 245 days
68 Guillermo Rodríguez Ecuador President (1972–1976) 1924 Alive 97 years, 237 days
69 Francesc Badia Batalla Andorra Episcopal Veguer (1972–1993) 1923 2020 97 years, 217 days
70 Ramón José Velásquez Venezuela Interim president (1993–1994) 1916 2014 97 years, 208 days
71 He Yingqin China Premier (1949) 1890 1987 97 years, 202 days
72 Lee Teng-hui Taiwan President (1988–2000)

Chairman of the Kuomintang (1988–2000)

1923 2020 97 years, 197 days
73 Liam Cosgrave Ireland Taoiseach (1973–1977) 1920 2017 97 years, 174 days
74 Alfredo Solf y Muro Peru Prime Minister (1939–1944) 1872 1969 97 years, 152 days
75 Patricio Aylwin Chile President (1990–1994) 1918 2016 97 years, 145 days
76 Armando Villanueva Peru Prime Minister (1988–1989) 1915 2013 97 years, 140 days
77 Ion Gheorghe Maurer Romania President of the Presidium (1958–1961)

Acting President of the State Council (1965) Prime Minister (1961–1974)

1902 2000 97 years, 138 days
78 Martial Célestin Haiti Prime Minister (1988) 1913 2011 97 years, 123 days
79 Gheorghe Apostol Romania First Secretary of the Workers' Party (1954–1955) 1913 2010 97 years, 97 days
80 Ali Hassan Mwinyi Tanzania President (1985–1995)

National Chairman of the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (1990–1992)

1925 Alive 97 years, 52 days
81 Kenneth Kaunda Zambia State President (1964–1991)

President of the United National Independence Party (1973–1990)

1924 2021 97 years, 50 days
82 Walter Scheel West Germany Acting Chancellor (1974)

President (1974–1979)

1919 2016 97 years, 47 days
83 Giorgio Napolitano Italy President (2006–2015) 1925 Alive 97 years, 0 days
84 Mahathir Mohamad Malaysia Prime Minister (1981–2003; 2018–2020) 1925 Alive 96 years, 354 days
85 Mohammad Hasan Sharq Afghanistan Chairman of the Council of Ministers (1988-1989) 1925 Alive 96 years, 347 days
86 Helmut Schmidt West Germany Chancellor (1974–1982) 1918 2015 96 years, 322 days
87 Gennaro Pignatelli di Belmonte Vatican City Acting Sovereign (1939) 1851 1948 96 years, 312 days
88 Khertek Anchimaa-Toka Tuva Chair of the Presidium (1940–1944) 1912 2008 96 years, 308 days
89 Camille Huysmans Belgium Prime Minister (1946–1947) 1871 1968 96 years, 275 days
90 Yitzhak Shamir Israel Prime Minister (1983–1984; 1986–1992) 1915 2012 96 years, 252 days
91 Federico Páez Ecuador Acting President (1935–1937) 1877 1974 96 years, 250 days
92 Habib Bourguiba Tunisia Prime Minister (1956–1957)

President (1957–1987)

1903 2000 96 years, 247 days
93 Vyacheslav Molotov Soviet Union Premier (1930–1941) 1890 1986 96 years, 244 days
94 Yang Hyong-sop North Korea chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly (1994-1998) 1925 2022 96 years, 224 days
95 Arnaldo Forlani Italy Prime Minister (1980–1981) 1925 Alive 96 years, 203 days
73–96 Constantine Kollias Greece Prime Minister (1967) 1901 1998 96 years, 194 days to

97 years, 193 days

97 Pedro Richter Prada Peru Prime Minister (1979–1980) 1921 2017 96 years, 191 days
98 Alejandro Deustua Peru Prime Minister (1902) 1849 1945 96 years, 137 days
99 Abdelsalam Majali Jordan Prime Minister (1993–1995; 1997–1998) 1926 Alive 96 years, 131 days
100 Abderrahmane Youssoufi Morocco Prime Minister (1998–2002) 1924 2020 96 years, 82 days

Addendum

The following individual may have been older than #100, but his exact lifespan is unknown.

Name State Position Birth Death Age
Hassan al-Hakim Syria Prime Minister (1941–1942; 1951) 1886 1982 95 years, 89 days to

96 years, 88 days