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Members of the prominent South African Malan family:
F. S. Malan (1871–1941), Minister of Education, 1910–1924
Daniel François (D.F.) Malan (1874–1959), Prime Minister of South Africa, 1948–1954
Adolph Malan (1910–1963), known as Sailor Malan, Royal Air Force fighter pilot in the Second World War
Magnus Malan (born 1930), general, Chief of the South African Army, Chief of the South African Defence Force and Minister of Defence, 1980–1991
Rian Malan, author, journalist and political activist
Others include the Malan family lineage traced from France and Italy. Primarily Waldensians, or Vaudois, they were from the area around Torre Pellice, IT. Many migrated to the United States in the 19th Century and settled in Monett, MO, Valdese, NC and many are now found in Utah and in Fort Collins, CO. :
Malan Breton (born 1973), Taiwanese-born contestant on the third season of the American television show Project Runway
Malan Darras (born 1974), Singer / Designer Rewake, The Manic State, Born A Number
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