Mahn Win Maung (Burmese: မန်းဝင်းမောင် [máɰ̃ wɪ́ɰ̃ màʊɰ̃]; 17 April 1916 – 4 July 1989) was a Burmese politician who served as the third president of Burma.

Mahn Win Maung
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3rd President of Burma
In office
13 March 1957 – 2 March 1962
Prime MinisterU Nu
Ne Win
U Nu
Preceded byBa U
Succeeded byNe Win as Chairman of the Union Revolutionary Council
Personal details
Born(1916-04-17)17 April 1916
Hlezeit village, Kyonpyaw Township, Bassein District, Lower Burma, British India
Died4 July 1989(1989-07-04) (aged 73)
Yangon, Myanmar
Political partyAFPFL
SpouseMya May
Alma materUniversity of Rangoon
AwardsIndependence Mawgunwin (Second Class)

Early lifeEdit

Win Maung was an ethnic Karen and born on 17 April 1916 in the Irrawaddy delta, son of Daw Tharya and U Shwe Yin. He graduated with a B.A. from Rangoon University's Judson College in 1937.


Between 1947 and 1956 he was variously Minister of Ministry of Mining and Labour, Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunication and Minister of the Ministry of Water, Air and Coastal Ship.

He was selected by Prime Minister U Nu for the presidency in March 1957.[1] He served for five years until 2 March 1962, when General Ne Win's military coup d'état ousted Nu's government. He was imprisoned between 1962 and 1967.

Personal lifeEdit

He privately visited the United States to receive medical treatment from 16 to 28 December 1957. During his visit to the U.S., he met with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States.[2]


  1. ^ "Myanmar's Presidents Since Independence". THE IRRAWADDY. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Visits By Foreign Leaders of Burma". United States Department of State.

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Political offices
Preceded by President of Burma
Succeeded by