Francois and Jean-Claude Duvalier

By Amy LaSalle

Like Father Like Son

Francois Duvalier was president of Haiti from 1957 up until his death on April 21, 1971. After his passing, his only descendant, his son Jean-Claude, took his father's place of the head of Haiti at the young age of 19. He dubbed himself dictator for life until, after popular protest, he was chased out of office after just 15 years of power.