Date of birth:
April 7, 1907
Date of death:
July 10, 1986
Hau Kien village, Trieu Thanh commune, Trieu Phong district, Quang Tri province
- First Secretary of the Party Central Committee (September 1960 - December 1976), Party General Secretary (December 1976 - July 1986)
- Member of the Politburo from the 2nd to fifth tenures
- Member of the Party Central Committee from first to fifth tenures
- National Assembly deputy from the 2nd to 7th tenures.
- May 1926: Working at Da Nang railway department
- 1927: Working as a clerk at Indochinese railway department in Hanoi
-1928: Joining the Tan Viet Cach Mang Dang (Tan Viet Revolutionary Party)
-1929: Joining the Hoi Viet Nam Cach Mang Thanh Nien ( Vietnamese Revolutionary Youth League)
-1930: Joining the Communist Party of Indochina
-1931: Member of propaganda department of the Party Committee of the northern region
-April 20, 1931: Arrested in Hai Phong and sentenced to 20 years in prison, imprisoned at Hoa Lo, Son La and Con Dao Prisons
-1936: Released from prison; continuing revolutionary activities in the central region
-1937: Secretary of Party Committee of the central region
-1939: Appointed to the Standing Board of the Party Central Committee; Attending the sixth plenum of the Party Central Committee at the end of 1939.
-1940: Arrested by the French colonists in Sai Gon, sentenced to 10 years in prison, and exiled to Con Dao island for the second time
-1946: Working beside President Ho Chi Minh
-1946-1954: Secretary of the Central Office for South Vietnam
-1951: Elected to the Party Central Committee and the Politburo at the second National Party Congress
-1954-1957: Leading revolution in the South
-At the end of 1957: Moving to Hanoi and working beside President Ho Chi Minh
-September 1960: Elected to the Party Central Committee and the Politburo at the third National Party Congress; assigned as First Secretary of the Party Central Committee, and Secretary of the Central Military Commission.
-December 1976: Elected to the Party Central Committee and the Politburo at the fourth National Party Congress, holding the post of Party General Secretary
-March 1982: Elected to the Party Central Committee and the Politburo at the fifth National Party Congress; Holding the post of Party General Secretary to July 1986.
-July 10, 1986: Passing away.