|2nd President of Singapore|
2 January 1971 – 12 May 1981
|Prime Minister||Lee Kuan Yew|
|Preceded by||Yusof Ishak|
|Succeeded by||Devan Nair|
|Born||12 August 1907|
Singapore, Straits Settlements
|Died||12 May 1981 (aged 73)|
|Cause of death||Lung cancer|
|Resting place||Kranji State Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Yeo Seh Geok Sheares (m. 1939–1981)|
|Alma mater||King Edward VII College of Medicine|
References[change | change source]
- "Remembering Mrs Benjamin Sheares". Duke-NUS. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
- Singapore. Parliament. Parliamentary Debates: Official Report. (30 December 1970). Election of President of Republic of Singapore (Vol. 30, cols. 378–382); Election of President today. (30 December 1970). The Straits Times, p. 6. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.
- Sheares in a coma. (11 May 1981). The Straits Times, p. 1; Lee, P., Ngoo, I., & Bala, K. (13 May 1981). Singapore mourns. The Straits Times, p. 1. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.