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Toh Chin Chye
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Nationality

Singaporean

Birthplace

Malaysia

Birthdate

December 10, 1921

Deathplace

Singapore

Deathdate

February 3, 2010

Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore

President Yusof bin Ishak

Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew

Succeeded by Goh Keng Swee

Dr. Toh Chin Chye (10 December 1921 – 3 February 2012) was a politician from Singapore. He was a prominent member of the country's first generation of political leaders after Singapore became independent in 1965, serving as Deputy Prime Minister (1965–1968), Minister for Science and Technology (1968–1975) and Minister for Health (1975–1981). He also served as the Chairman of the People's Action Party (PAP) from 1954 to 1981, and as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Singapore from 1968 to 1975. After he left the Cabinet in 1981, he continued to serve as a Member of Parliament (MP) on the backbenches until he retired from politics in 1988.

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