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Our Chancellors:
Biographical Sketch

 

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 Party
 
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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