Tun Hussein bin Dato' Onn, was the third Prime Minister of Malaysia, serving in this role from 1976 to 1981. Moreover, he was the Member of Parliament for Sri Gading from 1974 to 1981, representing Barisan Nasional and UMNO. He was granted the soubriquet "Bapa Perpaduan".
|Born:||Hussein bin Onn, February 12, 1922, Johor Bahru, British Malaya|
|Died:||May 29, 1990, South San Francisco, California, United States|
|Resting place:||Makam Pahlawan, Masjid Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Political party:||Independent (1987–1990)|
|Other political affiliations:||United Malays National Organisation (Before 1951, 1968–1988), Independence of Malaya Party (1951–1963), National Party (1963–1968)|
|Children:||6 (including Hishammuddin Hussein)|
|Education:||Indian Military Academy, Lincoln's Inn, English College Johore Bahru|
|Monarch:||Yahya Petra, Ahmad Shah|
|Preceded by:||Abdul Razak|
|Succeeded by:||Mahathir Mohamad|
About Hussein Onn
Politician who served as Malaysia's third Prime Minister from 1976 to 1981.
He served in the Indian Army during World War II, and returned to Malaysia in 1945 to join the Johor Bahru Police Depot.
He retired as Prime Minister in 1981 due to heart problems.
He was the son of Dato Onn Jaafar, a freedom fighter. He married Suhaila Noah, with whom he had six children.
He was succeeded by Mahathir Mohammad, who became Malaysia's fourth Prime Minister.