|6th President of Zamastan|
September 22nd, 1840 – September 22nd, 1846
|Preceded by||Quintus Belisarius|
|Succeeded by||Kingston Parker|
|Born||March 9, 1778|
Wingerton, Zian, Zamastan
|Died||November 12, 1847 (aged 59)|
Tofino, Zian, Zamastan
|Cause of death||Complications from a previous gunshot|
|Political party||Green Liberal Party|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
Caius Aebutius was an Zamastanian politician who served as the 6th President of Zamastan from 1840 to 1846. A member of the Green Liberal Party, he had previously served as the Secretary of State under President Zane Perrin and in the four years afterwards built the organizational structure for the coalescing Liberal Party. Aebutius defeated Quintus Belisarius in the 1840 election. His presidency was largely known for an expansion of the federal government's powers. Aebutius' economic policies, which centered on his Independent Treasury system (a plan under which the federal government would store its funds in vaults rather than in banks) were often controversial.
Aebutius was slated to run for a fourth term reelection in 1846, but an attempted assassination resulted in a crippling injury to the president. Aebutius declined to run and handpicked Secretary of the Treasury Gideon Morgan to be his successor, but Morgan lost the 1846 election to Kingston Parker. Thirteen months after leaving the presidency, Aebutius succumbed to injuries from the attempted assassination and died on November 12th, 1847 in Tofino. Aebutius' legacy has been enshrined in many ways within Zamastanian government and culture, including the 1946 renaming of the city of Verdesia and the Talon-class nuclear aircraft carrier ZMS Aebutius.