Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Benjamin Henry Sheares

Second President Of Singapore - Benjamin Henry Sheares (1907 - 1981)

Benjamin Henry Sheares, also known as Benjamin Sheares, the 2nd President of Singapore.

Benjamin Sheares was born in 1907 in Singapore. Race of an Eurasian.

Before Benjamin Sheares accepted his post as the 2nd President of Singapore, he was an Obstetrician (surgical specialty dealing with the care of a woman and her offspring during pregnancy) at Kandang Kerbau Hospital (KK) and also a Professor at the University of Malaya.

At the same period, he was also being appointed as the First Chancellor of the National University of Singapore (NUS).

In 1971, Benjamin Sheares succeeded as the 2nd President of Singapore from Yusof bin Ishak.

As to memory this 2nd President of Singapore, a bridge connecting Changi Airport in the east and Shenton Way was named after him as Benjamin Sheares Bridge in the year 1981.

In May 1981, Benjamin Sheares passed away with an age of 74.

Mr Benjamin Sheares's Grave can be found in the Kranji War Memorial - State Cemetery


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