Yusof Ishak

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Yusof bin Ishak

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Wax figure of Tun Yusof Ishak, Madame Tussauds Singapore
1st President of Singapore
In office
9 August 1965 – 23 November 1970
Prime MinisterLee Kuan Yew
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byBenjamin Sheares
1st Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Singapore
In office
16 September 1963 – 9 August 1965
MonarchPutra of Perlis
Prime MinisterTunku Abdul Rahman
Succeeded byPosition abolished
2nd Yang di-Pertuan Negara
of Singapore
In office
3 December 1959 – 16 September 1963
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Prime MinisterLee Kuan Yew
Preceded bySir William Goode
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Personal details
Yusof bin Ishak Al-Haj

(1910-08-12)12 August 1910
Terong, Taiping, Perak, Federated Malay States
Died23 November 1970(1970-11-23) (aged 60)
Cause of deathHeart failure
Resting placeKranji State Cemetery
Noor Aishah Mohammad Salim (m. 19491970)
  • Orkid Kamariah binti Yusof (daughter)
  • "Baba" Imran bin Yusof (son)
  • Zuriana binti Yusof (daughter)
Alma materVictoria School
Raffles Institution

Yusof Ishak (12 August 1910 – 23 November 1970) was the first President of Singapore from 1965 to 1970.

Ishak died while in office on 23 November 1970 from heart failure at the age of 60.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cabinet pays last respects". The Straits Times, (Retrieved from NewspaperSG). 24 November 1970. Archived from the original on 20 April 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  2. "Yusof Ishak". www.roots.sg. National Heritage Board. Retrieved 8 November 2020.[permanent dead link]