First Lady of Cameroon
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Incumbent
Chantal Biya

since 23 April 1994
Inaugural holderGermaine Ahidjo
Formation1 January 1960

First Lady of the Republic of Cameroon[1] refers to the wife of the president of Cameroon. Chantal Biya, the second wife of President Paul Biya, became First Lady upon her marriage to Biya on April 23, 1994.

First ladies of Cameroon

No. Portrait Name Term Begins Term Ends Time in Office President or Head of State Notes
1
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Germaine Ahidjo (1932-2021) 1 January 1960 6 November 1982 22 years, 309 days
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Ahmadou Ahidjo
(1924-1989)
Inaugural First Lady of Cameroon
2
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Jeanne-Irène Biya (1935-1992) 6 November 1982 29 July 1992 [a] 9 years, 266 days
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Paul Biya
(1933-)
First Lady Jeanne-Irène Biya died in Yaoundé on 29 July 1992
Office Vacant 29 July 1992 23 April 1994 1 year, 268 days Biya was a widower following the death of Jeanne-Irène Biya
3
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Chantal Biya (1970-) 23 April 1994 (Marriage) Present 28 years, 218 days Chantal Biya married President Biya on 23 April 1994.

Notes

  1. ^ Died in office

References

  1. ^ "Office of Protocol; Gifts to Federal Employees From Foreign Government Sources Reported to Employing Agencies in Calendar Year 2003". United States Department of State. Federal Register. 2004-08-02. Retrieved 2012-08-09.