Wee Kim Wee

1915 - 2005

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Wee Kim Wee (Chinese: 黄金辉; pinyin: Huáng Jīnhuī; 4 November 1915 – 2 May 2005) was a Singaporean diplomat and journalist who served as the fourth President of Singapore, serving from 2 September 1985 to 1 September 1993. Wee was the Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 1981 to 1984, Ambassador to Japan from 1980 to 1984 and the High Commissioner to Malaysia from 1973 to 1980 before he was elected by the Parliament of Singapore as the President of Singapore. Former president Devan Nair stepped down from the position and Wee was sworn in on 2 September 1985. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wee Kim Wee has received more than 265,587 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Wee Kim Wee is the 11,033rd most popular politician (down from 9,631st in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Singapore (down from 7th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Singaporean Politician.

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Among politicians, Wee Kim Wee ranks 11,033 out of 15,710Before him are Nikol Pashinyan, Charles Pasqua, Manuel Gómez Pedraza, Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, Chief Joseph, and Bodo Ramelow. After him are Joseph Daul, Peada of Mercia, Renseneb, Yakubu Gowon, Bob Hawke, and Alexander H. Stephens.

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Among people born in 1915, Wee Kim Wee ranks 140Before him are Sergio Bertoni, Maxime Rodinson, Vítězslava Kaprálová, Garrett Hardin, Nikos Beloyannis, and Harry Saltzman. After him are Fuad Abdurahmanov, Boris Paichadze, Sargent Shriver, Vladimir Zeldin, Patrick Leigh Fermor, and M. F. Husain. Among people deceased in 2005, Wee Kim Wee ranks 162Before him are Clemente Domínguez y Gómez, Jacques Villeret, Pál Losonczi, Polina Gelman, Françoise d'Eaubonne, and Natalya Meklin. After him are Jacques Dufilho, Mario David, Suzanne Flon, Juan José Saer, Maclyn McCarty, and Mustai Karim.

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In Singapore

Among people born in Singapore, Wee Kim Wee ranks 9 out of 29Before him are Lee Hsien Loong (1952), Parameswara (1344), Goh Chok Tong (1941), Tony Tan (1940), S. R. Nathan (1924), and Vanessa-Mae (1978). After him are Ho Ching (1953), Benjamin Sheares (1907), Ong Teng Cheong (1936), Leslie Charteris (1907), Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (1952), and Kygo (1991).

Among POLITICIANS In Singapore

Among politicians born in Singapore, Wee Kim Wee ranks 8Before him are Halimah Yacob (1954), Lee Hsien Loong (1952), Parameswara (1344), Goh Chok Tong (1941), Tony Tan (1940), and S. R. Nathan (1924). After him are Ho Ching (1953), Benjamin Sheares (1907), Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (1952), and David Marshall (1908).