Period 1966 -- 1998
Suharto was the second President of the Republic of Indonesia. He was born in Kemusuk, Yogyakarta, on June 8, 1921. His father named Kertosudiro is a farmer and also as the assistant village headman in irrigation paddy field, while his mother named Sukirah.
Suharto entered the school when he was eight years old, but frequently moved. Originally schooled in the Village School (SD) Puluhan, Godean. Then move to SD Pedes, because her mother and her husband, Mr. Pramono moved to Kemusuk Kidul. However, then Mr. Kertosudiro moved him to Wuryantoro. Suharto left at the house of his sister who was married to Prawirowihardjo, an orderly peasantry.
Until finally elected as a model soldier in Schools Officer, Gombong, Central Java in 1941. He officially became a member of the TNI on October 5, 1945. In 1947, Suharto married with Siti Hartinah a daughter of Mangkunegaran officer.
The marriage of Lieutenant Colonel Suharto and Siti Hartinah held on December 26, 1947 in Solo. Suharto was 26 years old at that time and Hartinah 24 years old. They had six sons and daughters, Siti Hardiyanti Hastuti, Sigit Harjojudanto, Bambang Trihatmodjo, Siti Hediati Herijadi, Hutomo Mandala Putra and Siti Hutami Endang Adiningsih.
The Great General of H.M Suharto has walked a long journey in the military and political career. In the military, Mr. Harto started from KNIL army sergeant, then the commander of the PETA, the regimental commander with the rank of Major and battalion commander as Lieutenant Colonel.
In 1949, he successfully led his forces recaptured the city of Yogyakarta from Dutch hands at that time. He was also as a guard of Commander Sudirman. In addition, he also once became the Commander of the Mandala (liberation of West Irian).
October 1, 1965, appeared G-30-S/PKI. Soeharto took over the leadership of the Army. Beside inaugurated as the Commander of army, General Suharto was appointed by President Soekarno as the Commander of security and safety operation (Pangkopkamtib). In March 1966, General Soeharto received a letter of instruction of March 11 from President Sukarno. His job, restore security and order and safeguard the teachings of the Great Leader of the Revolution Bung Karno.
Because of the political situation worsened after the outbreak of G-30-S/PKI, MPRS Special Assembly, March 1967, appointed Soeharto as the President, inaugurated as the second President of the Republic of Indonesia, March 1968. President Suharto ruled for more than three decades through the election six times, until he resigned, May 21, 1998.
After being treated for 24 days at Pertamina Hospital in South Jakarta, the former president Suharto finally died on Sunday, January 27, 2006). Soeharto died at 13:10 o'clock noon at the age of 87 years.
(From Various Sources)