Singapore: Heads of State: 1959-2016

Ethnic names are given in parentheses.
Yang di-Pertuan Negara Singapura
3 Jun 1959 - 3 Dec 1959 Sir William Allmond Codrington Goode
3 Dec 1959 - 22 Dec 1965 Yusof bin Ishak
Presiden Republik Singapura = President of the Republic of Singapore = Xīnjiāpōzǒngtǒng
22 Dec 1965 - 23 Nov 1970 Yusof bin Ishak (x)
Speaker Parlimen = Speaker of Parliament = Guóhuìyìzhǎng (ex officio)
23 Nov 1970 - 2 Jan 1971 Yeoh Ghim Seng (Yáng Jǐnchéng)
Presiden Republik Singapura = President of the Republic of Singapore = Xīnjiāpōzǒngtǒng
2 Jan 1971 - 12 May 1981 Benjamin Henry Sheares
Speaker Parlimen = Speaker of Parliament = Guóhuìyìzhǎng (ex officio)
12 May 1981 - 24 Oct 1981 Yeoh Ghim Seng (Yáng Jǐnchéng) (x)
Presiden Republik Singapura = President of the Republic of Singapore = Xīnjiāpōzǒngtǒng
24 Oct 1981 - 27 Mar 1985 Chengara Veetil Devan Nair (Ceñgārā Vīṭiḷ Dēvan Nāyar)
Ketua Hakim = Chief Justice = Shǒuxífǎguān (ex officio)
27 Mar 1985 - 29 Mar 1985 Wee Chong Jin (Huáng Zōngrén)
Speaker Parlimen = Speaker of Parliament = Guóhuìyìzhǎng (ex officio)
29 Mar 1985 - 1 Sep 1985 Yeoh Ghim Seng (Yáng Jǐnchéng) (x)
Presiden Republik Singapura = President of the Republic of Singapore = Xīnjiāpōzǒngtǒng
1 Sep 1985 - 1 Sep 1993 Wee Kim Wee (Huáng Jīnhuī)
1 Sep 1993 - 1 Sep 1999 Ong Teng Cheong (Wáng Dǐngchāng)
1 Sep 1999 - 1 Sep 2011 Sellapan Ramanathan (Cellappaṉ Rāmanātaṉ) [1]
1 Sep 2011 - Tony Tan Keng Yam (Chén Qìngyán)

[1] Cellappaṉ Rāmanātaṉ is the name in Tamil; in most official use: S R Nathan.
Last updated on: 22 Sep 2014 10:00:27