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List of famous politicians from Singapore, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Singaporean politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Singaporean politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Singapore and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Singapore, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Abdullah Tarmugi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Abdullah Tarmugi age 73 Abdullah bin Tarmugi is a former Singaporean politician. He was the Speaker of Parliament and a Member of Parliament for East Coast Group Representation Constituency from 1996 to 2011. Born to a ...more

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Albert Winsemius is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Albert Winsemius Died at 86 (1910-1996) Albert Winsemius, a Dutch economist, was Singapore's long-time economic advisor from 1961 to 1984. He led the United Nations Survey Mission to Singapore, and was to play a major role in the ...more

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Alvin Yeo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Alvin Yeo age 55 Alvin Yeo Khirn Hai, is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. Yeo obtained his LLB from King's College London. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party, Yeo was a Member of ...more

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Amy Khor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Amy Khor age 59 Dr. Amy Khor Lean Suan is a Singaporean politician. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party, she is currently the Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Health as well as ...more

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Andrew Kuan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Andrew Kuan Kuan Yoke Loon, commonly known as Andrew Kuan is the managing director of executive search firm Blue Arrow. From 2001 to 2004, Kuan was the group chief financial officer of the Jurong Town ...more

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Ang Mong Seng is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Ang Mong Seng age 68 Ang Mong Seng, PBM, BBM, is a Malaysian-born Singaporean former politician. He was a Member of Parliament for the Bukit Gombak ward under Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency from 2001 to ...more

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Arthur Fong is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Arthur Fong age 53 Arthur Fong Jen is a Singaporean politician and a Member of Parliament representing West Coast Group Representation Constituency. Fong became an MP in 2001 and has represented West Coast GRC ...more

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Balaji Sadasivan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Balaji Sadasivan Died at 55 (1955-2010) Dr. Balaji Sadasivan was a Singaporean politician and neurosurgeon of Indian ancestry. He attended Raffles Institution, Siglap Secondary School and National Junior College, and studied medicine ...more

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Benjamin Sheares is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Benjamin Sheares Died at 74 (1907-1981) Benjamin Henry Sheares, GCB, was the second President of Singapore.

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Chan Sek Keong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Chan Sek Keong age 80 Chan Sek Keong, DUBC DUT was the third Chief Justice of Singapore, succeeding Chief Justice Yong Pung How on 11 April 2006 and holding office until 6 November 2012. Chan had earlier served as ...more

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Chan Soo Sen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Chan Soo Sen age 61 Chan Soo Sen is a Singaporean former politician from the People's Action Party. He has been the Member of Parliament representing the Joo Chiat ward in the East Coast Group Representation ...more

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Chao Hick Tin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Chao Hick Tin age 75 Chao Hick Tin, DUBC, DUBC, is an appellate judge in the Supreme Court of Singapore and former Attorney-General of Singapore. He was born in Singapore and studied at Catholic High School. He ...more

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Charles Chong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Charles Chong age 64 Charles Chong You Fook is a Singaporean politician. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party, Chong is a Member of Parliament representing Joo Chiat Single Member Constituency ...more

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Chee Soon Juan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Chee Soon Juan age 55 Chee Soon Juan is a Singaporean politician. He is currently the leader of the Singapore Democratic Party. A figure in Singapore's political opposition, Chee has been arrested and jailed several ...more

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Chen Show Mao is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Chen Show Mao age 56 Chen Show Mao, JD, is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. He is a member of the opposition Workers' Party, and has been a member of parliament for the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency ...more

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Chia Thye Poh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Chia Thye Poh age 76 Dr Chia Thye Poh is a Singaporean former political prisoner. Detained under the Internal Security Act of Singapore for allegedly conducting pro-communist activities against the government, he ...more

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Chiam See Tong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Chiam See Tong age 82 Chiam See Tong is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. He is the country's longest-serving opposition Member of Parliament, having represented the constituency of Potong Pasir in Parliament from ...more

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Chin Tet Yung is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Chin Tet Yung age 66 A/P Chin Tet Yung is a Singaporean Member of Parliament for Sembawang GRC, and also served previously as the Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Home Affairs and Law.

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Christopher de Souza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Christopher de Souza age 41 Christopher de Souza is a member of the Singapore Parliament and a practising litigation partner at the Singapore-based law firm Lee & Lee. He is a representative of the People's Action ...more

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Cynthia Phua is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Cynthia Phua age 59 Cynthia Phua Siok Gek is a former Singaporean Member of Parliament who has represented Aljunied GRC from 2001 to 2011, when she was voted out of Parliament in Singapore's 11th General Election. ...more

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David Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
David Marshall Died at 87 (1908-1995) David Saul Marshall was a politician and lawyer from Singapore who served as Singapore's first Chief Minister from 1955 to 1956. He was the founder of Workers' Party of Singapore, one of the two ...more

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Davinder Singh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Davinder Singh age 60 Davinder Singh Sachdev, SC, is one of Singapore's foremost trial and appellate lawyer, having attained the title of Senior Counsel in 1997, and having been described by Asia Pacific Legal 500 ...more

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Denise Phua is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Denise Phua age 58 Denise Phua Lay Peng is a Singaporean politician and disability rights activist. After a successful corporate career spanning two decades, she became the president of the Autism Resource Centre ...more

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Devan Nair is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Devan Nair Died at 82 (1923-2005) Devan Nair Chengara Veetil, also known as C. V. Devan Nair, was a Singaporean politician, as a member of the People's Action Party who became the third President of Singapore. He was elected by ...more

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Dileep Nair is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Dileep Nair Dileep Nair was the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services and head of the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services. In that capacity, he oversaw ...more

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Edmund W. Barker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Edmund W. Barker Died at 81 (1920-2001) Edmund William Barker was a politician and lawyer from Singapore. A member of the People's Action Party, he served in the Cabinet from 1964 to 1988.

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Elizabeth Choy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Elizabeth Choy Died at 96 (1910-2006) Elizabeth Choy, birth name Yong Su-Moi, OBE, was a Singaporean educator and councillor who is regarded as a war heroine in Singapore. Along with her husband, Choy Khun Heng, she supplied ...more

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Eric Low is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Eric Low age 69 Eric Low Siak Meng is a Singaporean politician and a member of the country's governing People's Action Party. He is also a general manager. He contested the Hougang Single Member Constituency in ...more

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Eunice Olsen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Eunice Olsen age 40 Eunice Olsen is known for having been the winner of the Miss Singapore Universe pageant in 2000. In November 2004, Olsen was appointed as a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore by ...more

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Foo Kok Wah is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
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Foo Mee Har is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Foo Mee Har age 51 Foo Mee Har is a Singaporean Member of Parliament for West Coast GRC. She is a member of the Government Parliamentary Committees of both: 1 Finance and Trade & Industry; and 2 Manpower. She ...more

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Francis Seow is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Francis Seow age 87 Francis Seow is a Singapore-born American writer, political dissident and former lawyer. He is living in exile from Singapore after facing lawsuits from Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first Prime ...more

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Gan Kim Yong is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Gan Kim Yong age 58 Gan Kim Yong is a Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party, he has been Minister for Health since May 2011. He previously served as the Minister for Manpower from ...more

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Geh Min is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Geh Min Dr. Geh Min is the former President of Nature Society in Singapore. She was formerly a Nominated Member of Parliament from January 2005 to April 2006. Geh is a former student of Methodist Girls' ...more

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George Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
George Maxwell Died at 88 (1871-1959) Sir George Maxwell KBE, CMG was born June 9, 1871 in Malacca and died August 22, 1959. He was the eldest son of William Edward Maxwell and Lilias Grant Mackay. Sir George was a colonial ...more

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George Yeo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
George Yeo age 63 George Yeo Yong-Boon is a former Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party, he served in the Cabinet from 1991 to 2011 as the Minister for Information and the Arts, ...more

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Goh Chok Tong is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Goh Chok Tong age 76 Goh Chok Tong is a Singaporean politician. A member of the People's Action Party, he became Singapore's second Prime Minister on 28 November 1990, succeeding Lee Kuan Yew, and served in the role ...more

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Goh Keng Swee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Goh Keng Swee Died at 92 (1918-2010) Goh Keng Swee was the second Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore between 1973 and 1984, and a Member of Parliament for the Kreta Ayer constituency for a quarter of a century. Born in Malacca in ...more

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Grace Fu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Grace Fu age 53 Grace Fu Hai Yien is a Singaporean politician. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party, she is a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, 2nd Minister for the Environment and ...more

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Ho Geok Choo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Ho Geok Choo age 61 Ho Geok Choo is a Singaporean Member of Parliament who has represented West Coast GRC since 2001. Ho graduated from National University of Singapore with MSc in HR Management. West Coast GRC was ...more

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Ho Peng Kee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Ho Peng Kee age 63 Assoc. Prof. Ho Peng Kee is a former Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party, he was the Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and the Ministry of Home ...more

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Hon Sui Sen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Hon Sui Sen Died at 67 (1916-1983) Hon Sui Sen was born in Penang in the British Straits Settlements. He was a politician who served as the Minister of Finance of Singapore till 1983. He was also the chairman of the Economic ...more

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Howe Yoon Chong is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Howe Yoon Chong Died at 84 (1923-2007) Howe Yoon Chong was a Minister in the Cabinet of Singapore and a member of parliament for Potong Pasir from 1979 to 1984. He was key in developing Singapore's infrastructural and financial ...more

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Hri Kumar Nair is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Hri Kumar Nair age 51 Hri Kumar Nair, SC, is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. He is a Member of Parliament representing the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC. Nair studied in National Junior College and graduated from the ...more

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Imram bin Mohamed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Imram bin Mohamed age 73 Imram bin Mohamed is the Chairman of the Association of Muslim Professionals, of which he was a founding member. He was formally the Senior Manager of Flight Operations and Chief Flight Engineer ...more

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Indranee Rajah is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Indranee Rajah age 54 Indranee Thurai Rajah, SC, is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. A member of the governing People's Action Party, she has been a Member of Parliament representing the Tanjong Pagar Group ...more

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Irene Ng is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Irene Ng age 54 Irene Ng Phek Hoong is a Singaporean Member of Parliament who represented Tampines GRC since 2001. She is also a Writer-in-Residence at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

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J. B. Jeyaretnam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
J. B. Jeyaretnam Died at 82 (1926-2008) Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam was a Singaporean politician and lawyer. He was the leader of the Workers' Party from 1971 to 2001. In 1981, he became the first opposition politician since ...more

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James Gomez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
James Gomez age 52 Dr. James Gomez is a politician and academic from Singapore. He is currently a member of the opposition Singapore Democratic Party and was previously a member of the Workers' Party. Gomez came ...more

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James W. W. Birch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
James W. W. Birch Died at 49 (1826-1875) James Wheeler Woodford Birch, commonly known as J. W. W. Birch was the first British Resident in Perak, Malaysia. He was appointed to the post on 4 November 1874 as the government adviser to the ...more