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Jovan Veselinov

Jovan Veselinov
Јован Веселинов
Stevan Kragujevic, Jovan Veselinov, osamdesetih godina.JPG
3rd President of Serbia
President of the People's Assembly of
PR Serbia
In office
April 1957 – 26 June 1963
Preceded byPetar Stambolić
Succeeded byDušan Petrović
49th Prime Minister of Serbia
As President of the Executive Council of PR Serbia
In office
December 1953 – April 1957
Preceded byPetar Stambolić
Succeeded byMiloš Minić
3rd Chairman of the League of Communists of Serbia
In office
April 1957 – 6 November 1966
Preceded byPetar Stambolić
Succeeded byDobrivoje Radosavljević
Personal details
Born(1906-01-20)20 January 1906
Kumane, Kingdom of Serbia
Died8 February 1982(1982-02-08) (aged 76)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFRY
NationalityYugoslavia (Yugoslav)
Political partyLeague of Communists of Yugoslavia (SKJ)

Jovan Veselinov (20 January 1906 — 8 February 1982) was a Serbian communist politician. He served as President of Serbia, Prime Minister of Serbia and as a Chairman of the League of Communists of Serbia. He was a Partisan fighter in World War II, and was proclaimed People's Hero of Yugoslavia.[1]


Famed economist and politician Edvard Kardelj was shot and wounded on a hunting trip in 1959 by Veselinov. Although the official police investigation concluded that Veselinov had been shooting at a wild boar and Kardelj was struck by a ricochet from a rock, it was suggested at the time that the assassination attempt was orchestrated by his political rival Aleksandar Ranković or Ranković's, ally Slobodan Penezić.[2][3]


  1. ^ Details from life of Jovan Veselinov
  2. ^ "She Came in through the Bathroom Window" Tribuna (14 August 1989), pp. 3–7. Ljubljana: UK ZSMS, page 3. (in Slovene)
  3. ^ Ramet, Sabrina P. "Yugoslavia." In Eastern Europe: Politics, Culture, and Society Since 1939, pp. 159–189. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, p. 166.