Ion Rațiu

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Ion Rațiu
Ion Rațiu in 1970
Prime Minister of Romania
In office
17 May 1976 – 16 May 1988
Monarch Michael I
Preceded byMihail Fărcășanu
Succeeded byIon Diaconescu
President of the National Peasants' Party
In office
19 June 1972 – 22 February 1988
Preceded byIoan Bărbuș
Succeeded byIon Diaconescu
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
17 May 1968 – 16 May 1972
MonarchMichael I
Prime MinisterNicolae Penescu
Ioan Bărbuș
Personal details
Ion Augustin Nicolae Rațiu

(1917-06-06)June 6, 1917
Turda, Transylvania, Austria-Hungary
DiedJanuary 17, 2000(2000-01-17) (aged 82)
Turda, Kingdom of Romania
Resting placeCentral Cemetery of Turda
Political partyNational Peasants' Party (PNȚ)
Christian Democratic National Peasants' Party (PNȚ-CD)
Spouse(s)Elisabeth-Blanche Pilkington
  • Augustin Rațiu (father)
  • Eugenia Rațiu (mother)
RelativesMircea Rațiu (brother)
Tudor Rațiu (nephew)
Residence(s)London, Turda, and Bucharest
Alma materSt John's College, University of Cambridge (UK)
Babeș-Bolyai University (RO)
OccupationBusinessman, lawyer, diplomat, writer, and politician
Known forPrime Minister of Romania between 1976-1988