Peter Khoy Saukam (born Saukam Khoy Khmer: សូកាំ ខូយ; 2 February 1915 – 14 November 2008) was a Cambodian politician who served as Acting President of the Khmer Republic for 12 days in April 1975. He was President of the Senate from 1972 to 1975.
Peter Khoy Saukam
|President of the Khmer Republic|
1 April 1975 – 12 April 1975
|Preceded by||Lon Nol|
|Succeeded by||Sak Sutsakhan|
as Chairman of the Supreme Committee
|President of the Senate|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Chea Sim (1999)|
2 February 1915
Cambodia, French Indochina
|Died||14 November 2008 (aged 93)|
Stockton, California, U.S.
|Political party||Social Republican Party|
|Spouse(s)||Vom Tep Saukam|
|Allegiance|| Cambodia |
|Branch/service||Royal Cambodian Army |
Khmer National Army
|Years of service||1940–1975|
Born on 2 February 1915, Saukam Khoy enlisted into the Khmer Royal Army in 1940, when he was 25. He achieved the rank of lieutenant-colonel in 1953 and subsequently, lieutenant-general. He became President of the Senate of the Khmer Republic in 1972.
Khoy's time in office was short. He left Phnom Penh together with American Ambassador John Gunther Dean aboard a CH-53 helicopter during the evacuation of American embassy staff and civilians, dubbed Operation Eagle Pull on 12 April, just five days before Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge.
- "Time runs short for Phnom Penh". Time Magazine. 7 April 1975. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2007.
- "Waiting for the Fall". Time Magazine. 14 April 1975. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012.
- "American Pullout from a City Under Siege". Time Magazine. 21 April 1975. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007.
- "Fallen Leader Mourned". The Record. 21 November 2008. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011.