Jacob Nena

Jacob Nena (born October 10, 1941) is a Micronesian political figure who served as the fourth President of the Federated States of Micronesia from 1996 to 1999. He had served as Vice President under Bailey Olter; after Olter suffered a stroke in July 1996, Nena took over as acting president on November 8 of that year and was sworn in as president on May 8, 1997, serving out the remaining two years of Olter's term. Before becoming vice president and president, Nena served as Governor of Kosrae from 1979 to 1983.

Jacob Nena
President of Micronesia
In office
8 May 1997 – 11 May 1999
Acting: 8 November 1996 – 8 May 1997
Vice PresidentLeo Falcam
Preceded byBailey Olter
Succeeded byLeo Falcam
Vice President of Micronesia
In office
11 May 1991 – 8 November 1996
PresidentBailey Olter
Preceded byHiroshi Ismael
Succeeded byLeo Falcam
Governor of Kosrae
In office
1 January 1979 – 3 January 1983
DeputyYosiwo George
Kan Sigrah
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded byYosiwo George
Personal details
Born (1941-10-10) October 10, 1941 (age 78)
Lelu, Micronesia
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Lerina Nena


Political offices
Preceded by
Bailey Olter
President of the Federated States of Micronesia
8 May 1997 – 1999
Succeeded by
Leo Falcam