Leaders of Singapore
(Republic of Singapore)
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Party: PAP: People's Action Party

Heads of State
Heads of State (Yang di-Pertuan Negara)
William Goode               3 Jun 1959 -  3 Dec 1959 (+1986) n/p
Yusof bin Ishak             3 Dec 1959 - 22 Dec 1965 (+1970) n/p (under British sovereignty to 31 Aug 1963)

Presidents of the Republic
Yusof bin Ishak            22 Dec 1965 - 23 Nov 1970 (+1970) n/p (made retroactive to 9 Aug 1965)
Yeoh Ghim Seng             23 Nov 1970 -  2 Jan 1971 (+1993) PAP (acting) 
Benjamin Henry Sheares      2 Jan 1971 - 12 May 1981 (+1981) PAP
Yeoh Ghim Seng             12 May 1981 - 24 Oct 1981 (+1993) PAP (acting)
Chengara Veetil Devan Nair 24 Oct 1981 - 27 Mar 1985 (+2005) PAP   
Wee Chong Jin              27 Mar 1985 - 29 Mar 1985 (+2005) PAP (acting)
Yeoh Ghim Seng             29 Mar 1985 -  3 Sep 1985 (+1993) PAP (acting)
Wee Kim Wee                 3 Sep 1985 -  1 Sep 1993 (+2005) PAP
Ong Teng Cheong             1 Sep 1993 -  1 Sep 1999 (+2002) PAP
Sellapan Ramanathan Nathan  1 Sep 1999 -  1 Sep 2011 (+2016) PAP
Tony Tan                    1 Sep 2011 -                     n/p

Note: Yusof bin Ishak ruled as head (yang di-pertuan negara) of the independent State of Singapore from 31 Aug 1963 to 16 Sep 1963. Singapore was part of the Federation of Malaysia from 16 Sep 1963 to 9 Aug 1965, when the independent State of Singapore was restored, but Yusof retained the title of yang di-pertuan negara in this period. The Republic of Singapore was established on 22 Dec 1965 and Yusof was made president, retroactive to 9 Aug 1965.


Prime Ministers
Lee Kuan Yew      5 Jun 1959 - 28 Nov 1990 (+2015) PAP
Goh Chok Tong    28 Nov 1990 - 12 Aug 2004         PAP  
Lee Hsien Loong  12 Aug 2004 -                     PAP  

Senior Ministers
Sinnathamby Rajaratnam        1985 -        1988 (+2006) PAP
Lee Kuan Yew           28 Nov 1990 - 12 Aug 2004 (+2015) PAP  
Goh Chok Tong          12 Aug 2004 - 21 May 2011         PAP
Shunmugam Jayakumar     1 Apr 2009 - 21 May 2011         PAP

General Secretaries of PAP
Lee Kuan Yew     21 Nov 1954 -  1 Nov 1992 (+2015)
Goh Chok Tong     1 Nov 1992 -  3 Dec 2004        
Lee Hsien Loong   3 Dec 2014 -       

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