Bernard Dowiyogo


Age: 57

Summary: president of the tiny island nation of Nauru (south of the equator in the Pacific Ocean near Australia) who was key in mending diplomatic ties with Washington, who served 6 separate terms as president beginning in the 1980's, but whose country is currently in political and economic turmoil.

Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes

Born: February 14, 1946

Died: March 9, 2003

Washington, D.C.