Ong Teng Cheong

1936 - 2002

Ong Teng Cheong

Ong Teng Cheong (Chinese: 王鼎昌; pinyin: Wáng Dǐngchāng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ông Tíng-chhiong; 22 January 1936 – 8 February 2002), was a Singaporean politician and architect who was the fifth president of Singapore & the commander-in-chief of the Singapore Armed Forces from 1993 to 1999 when former president Wee Kim Wee stepped down from the position . Ong was Singapore's first president elected by popular vote, serving a six-year term from 1 September 1993 to 31 August 1999 after winning the 1993 Singaporean presidential election with 58.69% of the valid votes cast and he was named as People's President among the people. Ong was sworn in as president on 1 September 1993.A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), Ong was the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore on 2 January 1985 till 1 September 1993 when former deputy prime minister S. Rajaratnam stepped down from position. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ong Teng Cheong has received more than 314,215 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 327th most popular architect.

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Among architects, Ong Teng Cheong ranks 327 out of 361Before him are Wang Shu, Jan Kotěra, Joseph Bové, Frederick Law Olmsted, Ragnar Östberg, and Steven Holl. After him are Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, Lars Sonck, B. V. Doshi, Alberto Palacio, Matvey Kazakov, and Giles Gilbert Scott.

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Among people born in 1936, Ong Teng Cheong ranks 263Before him are Jim Brown, Victor Lanoux, Trevor Taylor, Stella Stevens, Manuel Alegre, and Eva Hesse. After him are Nutan, Nicol Williamson, Alfredo Zitarrosa, Frankétienne, Michael Somare, and Kigeli V of Rwanda. Among people deceased in 2002, Ong Teng Cheong ranks 156Before him are Walter Winterbottom, Lance Macklin, Rudolf Augstein, Stephen E. Ambrose, Tita Merello, and Alan Lomax. After him are Milton Berle, John Agar, Raoul Diagne, David Todd Wilkinson, Robert Urich, and William Luther Pierce.

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Among people born in Singapore, Ong Teng Cheong ranks 10 out of 25Before him are Goh Chok Tong (1941), Tony Tan (1940), S. R. Nathan (1924), Wee Kim Wee (1915), Vanessa-Mae (1978), and Benjamin Sheares (null). After him are Kygo (1991), Leslie Charteris (1907), Jackson Rathbone (1984), Terry Butcher (1958), Fann Wong (1971), and David Marshall (1908).