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David Marshall

1908 - 1995

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David Saul Marshall (12 March 1908 – 12 December 1995), born David Saul Mashal, was a Singaporean barrister and statesman who served as the inaugural Chief Minister of Singapore from 1955 to 1956. He resigned after just over a year at the helm after his delegation to London regarding negotiations for complete home rule and eventual independence of Singapore was initially rejected by the British. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Marshall has received more than 41,039 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. David Marshall is the 16,294th most popular politician (down from 14,165th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Singapore (down from 20th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Singaporean Politician.

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Among politicians, David Marshall ranks 16,294 out of 15,577Before him are Carl I. Hagen, Jack Lynch, John Cornyn, Erkki Liikanen, Marcia Fudge, and Silke Möller. After him are Siegfried Purner, István Hevesi, Nicole Bricq, Ján Figeľ, María Fernanda Espinosa, and Donald Dewar.

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Among people born in 1908, David Marshall ranks 359Before him are Bram Fischer, Theodore Roethke, Carl Laemmle Jr., Fidel Ortiz, Antony Tudor, and George Simpson. After him are Harry Blackmun, Robert O'Brien, Ivan Brown, Constant Joacim, Dennis O'Keefe, and Tom Tully. Among people deceased in 1995, David Marshall ranks 282Before him are Frank Perry, Art Mollner, Art Taylor, Paul Eddington, Einari Teräsvirta, and Ed Flanders. After him are John C. Stennis, Les Aspin, Salil Chowdhury, Vivian Blaine, Albert Hackett, and Johnny Carey.

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In Singapore

Among people born in Singapore, David Marshall ranks 23 out of 35Before him are Jackson Rathbone (1984), Edward Craven Walker (1918), Terry Butcher (1958), Annabel Chong (1972), Kygo (1991), and Fandi Ahmad (1962). After him are JJ Lin (1981), Tila Tequila (1981), Chin Han (1969), Stefanie Sun (1978), Kaylani Lei (1980), and Ross Butler (1990).

Among POLITICIANS In Singapore

Among politicians born in Singapore, David Marshall ranks 12Before him are Tony Tan (1940), S. R. Nathan (1924), Wee Kim Wee (1915), Benjamin Sheares (1907), Ho Ching (1953), and Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (1952).