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List of famous politicians from Thailand, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Thai politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Thai politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Thailand and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Thailand, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Plaek Phibunsongkhram and Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala are included on this list along with many more.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Thailand in order to get more information about each one.

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Abhisit Vejjajiva is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Abhisit Vejjajiva age 53 Abhisit Vejjajiva is a Thai politician who was the 27th Prime Minister of Thailand from 2008 to 2011 and is the current leader of the Democrat Party. As leader of the second largest party in the ...more

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Anand Panyarachun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Anand Panyarachun age 85 Anand Panyarachun was Thailand's Prime Minister twice, between 1991–1992 and once again in 1992. He was effective in initiating economic and political reforms, one of which was the drafting of ...more

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Banharn Silpa-archa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Banharn Silpa-archa age 85 Banharn Silpa-archa is a Thai politician. He was the Prime Minister of Thailand from 1995 to 1996. Banharn made a fortune in the construction business before he became a Member of Parliament ...more

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Bhumibol Adulyadej is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej age 90 Bhumibol Adulyadej is the King of Thailand. He is also known as Rama IX, as he is the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty. Having reigned since 9 June 1946, he is the world's longest-serving ...more

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Chalerm Yubamrung is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Chalerm Yubamrung age 70 Chalerm Ubumrung, is a Thai politician. He is a Member of Parliament representing the Pheu Thai Party, and until recently was one of the Deputy Prime Ministers of Yingluck Shinawatra. His past ...more

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Chalit Pukbhasuk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Chalit Pukbhasuk age 69 Air Chief Marshal Chalit Pookpasuk was Thai air force officer, Commander of the Royal Thai Air Force, and acting chairman of Council for National Security, the junta that overthrew the ...more

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Chamlong Srimuang is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Chamlong Srimuang age 82 Major General Chamlong Srimuang is a Thai activist and former politician. A former general, he was a leader of the "Young Turks" military clique, founded and led the Palang Dharma ...more

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Chaovarat Chanweerakul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Chaovarat Chanweerakul age 81 Chaovarat Chanweerakul, or Chavarat Charnvirakul is a Thai politician. He had served as an Acting Prime Minister of Thailand as a result of the 2008 Thai political crisis. Chaovarat graduated ...more

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Chatichai Choonhavan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Chatichai Choonhavan Died at 78 (1920-1998) Chatichai Choonhavan was a Thai army officer, diplomat and politician. From 1986 to 1991, he was the chairman of the Thai Nation Party and served as the Prime Minister of Thailand from August ...more

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Chavalit Yongchaiyudh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Chavalit Yongchaiyudh age 85 Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, also known as "Big Jiew", is a Thai politician and retired army officer. From 1986 to 1990 he was the Commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Army, and Supreme ...more

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Chuwit Kamolvisit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Chuwit Kamolvisit age 56 Chuwit Kamolvisit is a controversial Thai politician who was once the country's biggest massage parlor owner. After an arrest in 2003, he publicly claimed that he paid large bribes to many Thai ...more

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Khuang Aphaiwong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Khuang Aphaiwong Died at 66 (1902-1968) Khuang Aphaiwong 17 May 1902 - 15 March 1968; Thai: ควง อภัยวงศ์, also spelled Kuang, Abhaiwong, or Abhaiwongse; was three times the prime minister of Thailand: from August 1944 to 1945, from ...more

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Kittiratt Na-Ranong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Kittiratt Na-Ranong age 59 Kittiratt Na-Ranong is a Thai manager and politician. He was a Deputy Prime Minister in Yingluck Shinawatra's cabinet. Additionally, he led the Ministry of Commerce until January 2012 and then ...more

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Korn Chatikavanij is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Korn Chatikavanij age 53 Korn Chatikavanij is a Thai Democrat Party politician, best selling author and former investment banker. From 2008 to 2011, he was Finance Minister under Abhisit Vejjajiva.

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Kriangsak Chamanan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Kriangsak Chamanan Died at 86 (1917-2003) General Kriangsak Chamanan served as prime minister of Thailand from 1977 to 1980. A professional soldier, Kriangsak fought against the French in the Franco-Thai War, and against the communists ...more

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Kukrit Pramoj is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Kukrit Pramoj Died at 84 (1911-1995) Mom Rajawongse Kukrit Pramoj was a Thai politician and scholar. He was Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand 1973-1974 and was the thirteenth Prime Minister of Thailand, serving in ...more

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Newin Chidchob is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Newin Chidchob age 59 Newin Chidchob is a Thai politician from Buriram province. As a member of several political parties, Newin and his allies eventually joined the Thai Rak Thai Party of Thaksin Shinawatra in 2005. ...more

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Phraya Manopakorn Nititada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Phraya Manopakorn Nititada Died at 64 (1884-1948) Phraya Manopakorn Nititada, born Kon Hutasingha, was the first Prime Minister of Siam after the Siamese Revolution of 1932 as he was selected by the leader of the People's Party - the party that ...more

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Phraya Phahonphon Phayuhasena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Phraya Phahonphon Phayuhasena Died at 60 (1887-1947) Phraya Phahonphon Phayuhasena, 29 March 1887 – 14 February 1947, short Phraya Phahon, born as Phot Phahonyothin, was a Thai military leader and politician. He became the second Prime Minister of ...more

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Pin Malakul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Pin Malakul Died at 92 (1903-1995) Mom Luang Pin Malakul was a Thai educator and writer. His contributions to education in Thailand include the establishment of various institutions of higher education, the introduction of fixed ...more

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Plaek Phibunsongkhram is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Plaek Phibunsongkhram Died at 67 (1897-1964) Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram, contemporarily known as Luang Pibulsonggram, often as Phibunsongkhram or simply Phibun in the West, was Prime Minister and virtual military dictator of ...more

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Pote Sarasin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Pote Sarasin Died at 95 (1905-2000) Pote Sarasin was a Thai diplomat and politician from the influential Sarasin Family. He served as foreign minister from 1949 to 1951 and then served as ambassador to the United States. In ...more

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Prem Tinsulanonda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Prem Tinsulanonda age 97 General Prem Tinsulanonda is a retired Thai military officer who served as Prime Minister of Thailand from March 3, 1980 to August 4, 1988. He now serves as the Head of the Privy Council of the ...more

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Pridi Banomyong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Pridi Banomyong Died at 83 (1900-1983) Pridi Banomyong was a Thai politician. He was a Prime Minister and senior statesman of Thailand, and was named one of the world's great personalities of the 20th century by UNESCO in 2000.

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Prommin Lertsuridej is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Prommin Lertsuridej age 63 Prommin Lertsuridej, M.D. was a Thai politician, former student leader, former Secretary General to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, former Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economic affairs, ...more

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Sailuethai is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Sailuethai Phaya Sailuethai, also known as Phra Maha Thammaracha III, was a king of the Sukhothai Kingdom.

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Samak Sundaravej is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Samak Sundaravej Died at 74 (1935-2009) Samak Sundaravej was a Thai politician who briefly served as the Prime Minister of Thailand and Minister of Defense in 2008, as well as the leader of the People's Power Party in 2008.

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Sanan Kachornprasart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Sanan Kachornprasart Died at 78 (1935-2013) Sanan Kachornprasart was a Thai politician and military officer. He was deputy prime minister in the cabinet of Abhisit Vejjajiva, and was chief advisor of Chartthaipattana Party.

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Sanya Dharmasakti is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Sanya Dharmasakti Died at 95 (1907-2002) Sanya Dharmasakti was a Thai jurist, university professor and politician. He served as the 12th Prime Minister of Thailand from 1973 to 1975. Sanya Dharmasakti was one of the most influential ...more

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Sarit Thanarat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Sarit Thanarat Died at 55 (1908-1963) Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat, was a Thai career soldier who staged a coup in 1957, thereafter serving as Thailand's Prime Minister until his death in 1963. He was born in Bangkok, but grew up in ...more

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Seni Pramoj is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Seni Pramoj Died at 92 (1905-1997) Mom Rajawongse Seni Pramoj was three times the prime minister of Thailand and a politician in the Democrat Party. A member of the Thai royal family, he was a descendant of King Rama II.

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Siddhi Savetsila is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Siddhi Savetsila age 98 Sith Sawetsila is a Thai Privy Councilor.

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Sombat Metanee is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Sombat Metanee age 80 Sombat Metanee is a Thai actor and film director. At one time he held the Guinness World Record for most film appearances. By his own count, he's made more than 2,000 films and television shows, ...more

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Somsak Kiatsuranont is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Somsak Kiatsuranont age 63 Somsak Kiatsuranont is a Thai politician. He has been serving as the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand who is ex officio also the President of the National Assembly of ...more

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Sonthi Boonyaratglin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Sonthi Boonyaratglin age 71 General Sonthi Boonyaratglin is former Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army and former head of the Council for National Security, the military junta that ruled the kingdom. He was the first ...more

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Suchinda Kraprayoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Suchinda Kraprayoon age 84 Suchinda Kraprayoon was Prime Minister of Thailand from 7 April 1992 until 24 May 1992. Suchinda, son of Juang and Sompong Kraprayoon, was born 6 August 1933 in the Thonburi, Siam, and is of ...more

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Suchon Chaleekrua is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Suchon Chaleekrua age 65

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Sudarat Keyuraphan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Sudarat Keyuraphan age 56 Sudarat Keyuraphan is a Thai politician and the deputy leader of the Thai Rak Thai party. She served as the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand in the Thai Rak Thai government ...more

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Sukhumbhand Paribatra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Sukhumbhand Paribatra age 65 Mom Rajawongse Sukhumbhand Paripatra is a Thai politician belonging to the Democrat Party. Since 2009, he has been the Governor of Bangkok.

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Sunthorn Kongsompong is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Sunthorn Kongsompong Died at 68 (1931-1999) General Sunthorn Kongsompong was the de facto head of government of Thailand from 1991 - 1992, following a military coup d'etat led by Sunthorn and General Suchinda Kraprayoon deposed the ...more

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Surayud Chulanont is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Surayud Chulanont age 74 General Surayud Chulanont is a Thai politician. He was the Prime Minister of Thailand and head of Thailand's interim government between 2006 and 2008. He is a former Supreme Commander of the ...more

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Suriya Jungrungreangkit is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Suriya Jungrungreangkit age 63 Suriya Jungrungreangkit is a Thai politician of the Thai Rak Thai party. Since 2002 he is the Minister of Transport of Thailand. He is of Thai Chinese descent. Born in Bangkok, he learned at the ...more

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Tammy Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
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Tawee Boonyaket is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Tawee Boonyaket Died at 67 (1904-1971) Tawee Bunyaket was a Thai politician and the prime minister for a short term. After studying at the King's College, University of Cambridge and the École nationale supérieure ...more

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Thaksin Shinawatra is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Thaksin Shinawatra age 68 Thaksin Shinawatra is a Thai business tycoon turned politician. From 2001 to 2006 he was the Prime Minister of Thailand. The former police officer founded the mobile phone operator Advanced Info ...more

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Thanin Kraivichien is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Thanin Kraivichien age 90 Thanin Kraivichien is a Thai lawyer and politician. He was the 14th prime minister of Thailand between 1976 and 1977. Since then, he has been a member of the Privy Council.

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Thanom Kittikachorn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Thanom Kittikachorn Died at 93 (1911-2004) Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn was a military dictator of Thailand. A staunch anti-Communist, Thanom oversaw a decade of military rule in Thailand from 1963 to 1973, until public protests ...more

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Thawan Thamrongnawasawat is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Thawan Thamrongnawasawat Died at 87 (1901-1988) Thawan Thamrongnawasawat was the 8th Prime Minister of Thailand from 1946-1947. Before becoming a politician, he was a naval officer, holding the rank of rear admiral. A career naval officer of ...more

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Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala age 66 Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala is a Thai economist and politician. From 2003 to 2011 he was the Secretary-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand and Chairman of the ASEAN ...more

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Wannarat Channukul is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Thailand
Wannarat Channukul age 68 Wannarat Channukul is a Thai physician and politician. He is the leader of the Chart Pattana Puea Pandin Party. From 2008 to 2011, he was Minister of Energy in the cabinet of Abhisit Vejjajiva. ...more