Ong Teng Cheong

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Ong Teng Cheong

王鼎昌
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5th President of Singapore
In office
1 September 1993 – 31 August 1999
Prime MinisterGoh Chok Tong
Preceded byWee Kim Wee
Succeeded byS. R. Nathan
Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore
In office
2 January 1985 – 16 August 1993
Serving with Goh Chok Tong
President
Prime Minister
Preceded byS. Rajaratnam
Succeeded byTony Tan
Secretary-General of the
National Trades Union Congress
In office
May 1983 – 1 September 1993
Preceded byLim Chee Onn
Succeeded byLim Boon Heng
Minister for Labour
In office
5 January 1981 – 9 May 1983
Prime MinisterLee Kuan Yew
Preceded byOng Pang Boon
Succeeded byE W Barker
ConstituencyKim Keat SMC
Minister for Communications
In office
1 July 1977 – 9 May 1983
Prime MinisterLee Kuan Yew
Preceded byLim Kim San
Succeeded byOng Pang Boon
Member of the Singapore Parliament
for Toa Payoh GRC
In office
21 August 1991 – August 1993
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Member of the Singapore Parliament
for Kim Keat SMC
In office
2 September 1972 – 14 August 1991
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
2nd Chairman of the People's Action Party
In office
5 January 1981 – 16 August 1993
LeaderGoh Chok Tong
Preceded byToh Chin Chye
Succeeded byTony Tan
Personal details
Born
Ong Teng Cheong

(1936-01-22)22 January 1936
Singapore, Straits Settlements
Died8 February 2002(2002-02-08) (aged 66)
Singapore
Cause of deathLymphoma
Resting placeMandai Crematorium
NationalitySingaporean
Political partyIndependent
(1993–1999)
Other political
affiliations
People's Action Party (1972–1993)
Spouse(s)
Ling Siew May
(m. 1963; died 1999)
ChildrenOng Tze Boon
Ong Tze Gua
Alma materUniversity of Liverpool
University of Adelaide
ProfessionArchitect

Ong Teng Cheong GCMG (Chinese: 王鼎昌; pinyin: Wáng Dǐngchāng; 22 January 1936 – 8 February 2002) was a Singaporean politician and architect. He was the fifth President of Singapore between 1993 and 1999. He also was the deputy prime minister.

Ong has decided not to run for a second term as president in 1999 because of the death of his wife.[1]

On 8 February 2002, at the age of 66, Ong died in his sleep from lymphoma at a hospital in Singapore.

References[change | change source]

  1. Istana Singapore. "The President". Archived from the original on 11 June 2011.