Thawi Bunyaket
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Thawi Bunyaket

Thawi Bunyaket
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Prime Minister of Thailand

31 August 1945 - 17 September 1945
MonarchAnanda Mahidol
Khuang Abhaiwongse
Seni Pramoj
Minister of Education

1 August 1944 - 31 August 1945
Khuang Abhaiwongse
Sindhu Kamolnavin
Tri Trironnasarn
Personal details
Born(1904-11-10)10 November 1904
Kantang, Trang, Siam
Died3 November 1971(1971-11-03) (aged 66)
Bangkok, Thailand
Political partyKhana Ratsadon
Other political
Free Thai Movement
Spouse(s)Amphasri Bunyaket
Alma materKing's College
University of Cambridge
École nationale supérieure d'Agronomie de Grignon

Thawi Bunyaket (also spelt Thawee Bunyaget; Thai: , pronounced [t.w?: b?n.j?.kè:t]; 10 November 1904 - 3 November 1971) was a Thai politician and the prime minister for a short term.

Early life and education

After studying at the King's College, University of Cambridge and the École nationale supérieure d'Agronomie de Grignon (France), he started to work as a government official at the Ministry of Agriculture.

Political careers

On 24 June 1932 he joined the coup group of the 1932 coup, the People's Party. He became secretary general in the cabinet of Field Marshal Phibunsongkhram, and Minister of Education in the cabinet of Khuang Abhaiwongse. When Khuang resigned directly after the end of World War II, he was elected as prime minister on 31 August 1945 and formed the 12th Thai administration. However he was only chosen because the preferred candidate Seni Pramoj, chief of the Free Thai Movement, wasn't available. Seventeen days after his election, on 17 September, he resigned to free the post for Seni Pramoj.

Later he became president of the constitutional drafting committee in the government of Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat.

Honours and awards

Civil Service of Siam rank


Political offices
Preceded by
Khuang Abhaiwongse
Prime Minister of Thailand
Succeeded by
Seni Pramoj

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