Alfred Moisiu Biography
(Fourth President of Albania)
Birthday: December 1, 1929 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Shkodër
Alfred Moisiu was the fourth President of Albania and was in the office from 2002 to 2007. He was a military man who joined the public life and contributed towards the transformation of the country in more ways than one. Alfred Moisiu belonged to a family who had served the army for many generations and in fact his father Spiro Moisiu was a Major General in the Albanian Army as a result it was not really a surprise when he too joined the army. Ater graduating from the military engineering school in Saint Petersburg, Soviet Union, Alfred Moisiu served in various capacities in Albanian Army. Moisiu also served as the Deputy Minister of Defence and later on as the Minister of Defence. However, his career also suffered when the plan of bunkerisation did not go as planned and he had to spend some years out of public life. His appeal as a leader of the nation, however, was never beyond doubt as he became the presidential candidate endorsed by two of the biggest parties in Albania.