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President of the Assembly

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Gaius, President of the Assembly
President of the Assembly
Biographical information
Species Orangutan
Gender Male
Born Unknown
Died Unknown
Continuity Movies
Actor James Whitmore
First Appearance Planet of the Apes
Last Appearance Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes

The President of the Assembly was supreme leader of Ape City. Dr. Zaius was answerable to him but the governing orangutan elite generally agreed on matters of faith and protection of ape order. The President oversaw Taylor's interrogation and found in favour of Zaius.


  • The earliest movie scripts by Rod Serling retained Boulle's version of the gorilla president and his friendly welcome for 'Thomas' (Taylor).[1] Serling's later revisions were similar, but changed the president's species to orangutan, reflecting a much more stereotypical division of the ape classes.[2]



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