B.J Habibie Biography

The third President of the Republic of Indonesia, Jusuf Habibie Bacharuddin born in Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi, on June 25, 1936. He was the fourth child of eight children, spouse Alwi Abdul Jalil Habibie and RA. Tuti Marini Puspowardojo. Habibie, who was married to Hasri Ainun Habibie on May 12, 1962 was blessed with two sons namely Ilham Akbar and Thareq Kemal.

Habibie passed his childhood with his brothers in Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi. Firmly adhered to the principles of nature have been shown Habibie since childhood. Habibie, who had a passion to ride this horse, had to lose his father, who died on 3 September 1950 of a heart attack. Shortly after his father died, Habibie moved to London to study at Gouvernments Middlebare School. In high school, he began to look outstanding achievements, especially in the exact sciences lessons. Habibie became a favorite figure in the school.

After graduating from high school in Bandung in 1954, he entered the University of Indonesia in Bandung (ITB now). He received his Diploma from the Technische Hochschule, Germany in 1960 and then get gekar Doctorate from the same place in 1965. Habibie was married in 1962, and have two children. 1967, became honorary professor (Professor) at Institut Teknologi Bandung.

Habibie steps much admired, full of controversy, a lot of admirers but not a few who do not agree with him. Each time, winning the prestigious Theodore van Karman Award, was returning from the "habitat" of Germany, he always made the news. Habibie's only a year studying at ITB Bandung, 10 years of college until my doctorate aircraft construction in Germany with honors Summa Cum laude.
Then worked in the aircraft industry leading MBB Gmbh Germany, prior to the call of President Suharto to return to Indonesia.

In Indonesia, Habibie's 20 years as State Minister for Research and Technology / Chief BPPT, led 10 state-owned company of Strategic Industries, the Assembly elected a Vice President, and sworn in by Chief Justice to replace President Soeharto. Suharto handed the presidency to Habibie under Article 8 of the 1945 Constitution. Until finally forced Habibie also stepped down from the East Timor referendum voted for independence. MPR his accountability speech was rejected. He went back to ordinary citizens, also emigrated settled back to Germany.

Most of his work in calculating and designing several aircraft manufacturing project:

* VTOL (Vertical Take Off & Landing) DO-31 Transport Aircraft.
* Military Transport Aircraft C-130 Transall.
* Hansa Jet 320 (Aircraft Executive).
* Airbus A-300 (to 300 passengers)
* CN - 235
* N-250
* And indirectly participated in the count and design:
· Helicopter BO-105.
· Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA).
· Some of the missile and satellite projects.

Most of Signs Services / His honor:

* 1976 - 1998 Director of PT. Nusantara Aircraft Industry / IPTN.
* 1978 - 1998 Minister of State for Research and Technology Republic of Indonesia.
* Chairman of the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology / BPPT
* 1978 - 1998 Director of PT. PAL Indonesia (Persero).
* 1978 - 1998 Chairman of the Industrial Development Authority Batam Island / Opdip Batam.
* 1980 - 1998 Chairman of the Defence Industry Development (Presidential Decree. 40, 1980)
* 1983 - 1998 Director, PT Pindad (Limited).
* 1988 - 1998 Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Strategic Industries.
* 1989 - 1998 Chairman of the Strategic Industry Manager / BPIS.
* 1990 - 1998 Chairman of the Association of Muslim Scholars se-lndonesia/lCMI.
* 1993 Daily Presidium Coordinator, Board of Trustees of Golkar.
* 10 March to 20 May 1998 Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia
* May 21, 1998 - October 1999 the President of the Republic of Indonesia

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