Portrait of Mr. Wee Kim Wee, 1940s

 

Title
Portrait of Mr. Wee Kim Wee, 1940s
Description
Close-up of Mr. Wee Kim Wee, Deputy Editor (1959) and later, Editorial Manager for The Straits Times (1970-1973). He was a student at Pearl's Hill School and Raffles Institution; Honorary Secretary of Useful Badminton Party (1937-1939); Chief Correspondent and office manager of United Press International (1947-1959); Chairman of Singapore Anti-Tuberculosis Association or SATA (1959-1961) and Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (1984-1985); Justice of the Peace (1966); Honorary Secretary (1949-1952) and later, President of Singapore Badminton Association (1955-1958); High Commissioner to Malaysia (1973-1980); Ambassador to Japan and the Republic of Korea (1980-1984); Chairman of Singapore Anti-Tuberculosis Association (1959-1961) and Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (1984-1985); the fourth President of Singapore (Aug 1985-Aug 1993); Chief Scout of Singapore (1985-1993); and Chancellor of National University of Singapore (1985-1993). He was awarded the Public Service Medal (1963), the Public Service Star (1973), and the Meritorious Service Medal (1979). For his outstanding services to the nation, he was conferred the Order of Temasek First Class in 1993. TItle devised by Library staff.
Source
Taken from book 150 years of newspapers : the Straits Times July 15, 1995, page 153