Goh Chok Tong

2nd Prime Minister of Singapore from 1990 to 2004

Goh Chok Tong (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Wú Zuòdòng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gô Chok-tòng; born 20 May 1941) was the second Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore. A member of the People's Action Party (PAP), he became Prime Minister on 28 November 1990, succeeding Lee Kuan Yew, and served in the role until 12 August 2004, when he stepped down and was succeeded by Lee Hsien Loong. He subsequently served as Singapore's Senior Minister until May 2011, and as the Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He continues to serve as a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency and holds the honorary title of "Emeritus Senior Minister".

Emeritus Senior Minister

Goh Chok Tong
Goh Chok Tong speaking to a reporter outside The Pentagon, United States on 14 June 2001
3rd Senior Minister of Singapore
In office
12 August 2004 – 21 May 2011
Serving with S. Jayakumar (2009–2011)
PresidentS.R. Nathan
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
Preceded byLee Kuan Yew
Succeeded byTeo Chee Hean
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
2nd Prime Minister of Singapore
In office
28 November 1990 – 12 August 2004
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Preceded byLee Kuan Yew
Succeeded byLee Hsien Loong
2nd Secretary-General of the People's Action Party
In office
1 November 1992 – 3 December 2004
Preceded byLee Kuan Yew
Succeeded byLee Hsien Loong
Member of Parliament
In office
Preceded byNewly created
Marine Parade SMC
ConstituencyMarine Parade GRC (Marine Parade)
In office
Preceded byNewly created
Succeeded byAbolished
Created Marine Parade GRC
ConstituencyMarine Parade SMC
Personal details
Born (1941-05-20) 20 May 1941 (age 83)
Singapore, Straits Settlements
Political partyPeople's Action Party (1976–present)
Tan Choo Leng (m. 1965)
  • Goh Jin Hian (son)
  • Goh Jin Theng (daughter)
Alma materUniversity of Singapore,
Williams College
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese吴作栋
Traditional Chinese吳作棟
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Goh.

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