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David Saul Marshall

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David Saul Marshall

Education: University of London

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David Saul Marshall

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Born: March 12, 1908 in Singapore

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Sources:- http://www.lawgazette.com.sg/2006-11/images/News%20Diary/An%20interview%20with%20David%20Marshall.jpg- http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77290&stc=1&d=1281063622- http://ourstory.asia1.com.sg/independence/images/dmerd2.gif- http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9e/DavidMarshall.jpg/100px-DavidMarshall.jpg- http://www.portalestoria.net/IMAGES%2093/saul.jpg- http://ourstory.asia1.com.sg/independence/images/dm11.gif

Died: December 31, 1995 in Singapore

Party: Workers' Party of Singapore

Facts:- Singapore's first Prime Minister- Called to the bar after graduating in 1937- Taken prisoner after the fall of Singapore in1942 as he was a private in the Singapore VolunteerCorps- Worked in the coal mines of Hokkaido, Japan andfreed in 1945Early career:- A highly successful criminal lawyer- Afterwards switched to commercial law- PAP activists decided not to work with them as they findhis group politically stupid and naive- His political beliefs defied easy labels- He was not refined in the continous debate with a group ofpeersCareer timeline:- Was in legal practice before leading the new Harbour Frontin 1954- Singapore's first Chief Minister in April 1955- Resigned from the post in June 1956

- Lost legislative seat in the1959 election but won in the 1961election- Lost in the 1963 election,therefore returning to law andremaning active in oppositionpolitics till 1972- Served as Singapore'sAmbassador towards France,Spain, Portugal andSwitzerland during 1978 to 1972- Retired from diplomatic corpsand worked as a consultant inlaw firm Drew and Napier

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