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Ong Teng Cheong

1936 - 2002

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Ong Teng Cheong (Chinese: 王鼎昌; pinyin: Wáng Dǐngchāng; 22 January 1936 – 8 February 2002) was a Singaporean architect, union leader and politician who served as the fifth president of Singapore between 1993 and 1999. He was the first president in Singapore's history to be directly elected by popular vote. A former member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP) and Ong served as Chairman of the People's Action Party between 1981 and 1993, after Toh Chin Chye stepped down from the position. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ong Teng Cheong has received more than 523,112 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Ong Teng Cheong is the 330th most popular architect (up from 366th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Singapore (up from 12th in 2019) and the most popular Singaporean Architect.

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Among architects, Ong Teng Cheong ranks 330 out of 424Before him are Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz, Albert Kahn, Willem Marinus Dudok, Dankmar Adler, Paolo Soleri, and Jakob Prandtauer. After him are Victor Laloux, Lipót Baumhorn, Giuseppe Valadier, Jaap Bakema, Shelley McNamara, and Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis.

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Among people born in 1936, Ong Teng Cheong ranks 274Before him are Jozef Vengloš, Edward Feigenbaum, John Madden, Alejandro Maldonado, Ernest Shonekan, and Ennio Antonelli. After him are Touria Chaoui, Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Norman Manea, Željko Perušić, Alex Rocco, and Nicol Williamson. Among people deceased in 2002, Ong Teng Cheong ranks 161Before him are Elie Hobeika, Lolita Torres, Eusebio Tejera, Layne Staley, Sune Andersson, and Wolfgang Schneiderhan. After him are Vitaly Solomin, Ernst Stojaspal, John Agar, Francisco Coloane, Harold Russell, and Marcel Kint.

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In Singapore

Among people born in Singapore, Ong Teng Cheong ranks 10 out of 35Before him are Parameswara (1344), Goh Chok Tong (1941), Tony Tan (1940), S. R. Nathan (1924), Vanessa-Mae (1978), and Wee Kim Wee (1915). After him are Benjamin Sheares (1907), Julia Nickson (1958), Leslie Charteris (1907), Ho Ching (1953), Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (1952), and Fann Wong (1971).

Among ARCHITECTS In Singapore

Among architects born in Singapore, Ong Teng Cheong ranks 1