Ong Teng Cheong

1993 - 1999

 

Education

  • Singapore Chinese High School
  • BA (Univ. of Adelaide)
  • MA (Univ. of Liverpool)

 

Career

  • 1967-71 Architect and town planner in the Planning Dept., Ministry of National Development. Later seconded to the
    UN Development Programme (Special Fund) Assistance in Urban Renewal & Development Project in Singapore
  • 1971-75 Architect and town planner in private practice
  • 1972-93 Member of Parliament
  • 1975 Senior Minister of State for Communications
  • 1977 Acting Minister of State for Communications
  • 1978 Minister for Communications, concurrently Minister for Culture
  • 1980 Minister for Communications and Labour
  • 1981 Chairman, People’s Action Part
  • 1983-85 Minister without Portfolio
  • 1983-93 Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress
  • 1985-90 Second Deputy Prime Minister
  • 1990-93 Deputy Prime Minister
  • 1993-99 Elected as the President of the Republic of Singapore
  • Chancellor, National University of Singapore

 

Offices held

  • President, Singapore Institute of Planners
  • Chairman, Singapore Labour Foundation

 

Honours

  • 1998 GCMG (Knight Grand Cross, Order of St Michael and St George)
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