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Family Married Professor John Wong
Two sons
Hobbies Reading and music
Education St Paul's Co-educational College, Hongkong

University of Hongkong. Graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Economics and Political Science.

University of California, Berkeley. Obtained Masters of Sociology in 1964 and a PhD in Sociology in 1970

Career 1966-1970: Lecturer, University of Hongkong

1971: Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Singapore

1976: Senior Lecturer, University of Singapore

1984: Elected MP for Changkat constituency

1985: Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

1987: Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Commitee on Health and the Environment

1988: GPC was split up in 1988. Re-appointed Chairman of the GPC on Health

1988: Elected as one of the three MPs for Tampines GRC

1989: Chairman of the newly-formed Women's Wing of the PAP

Nov 1990: Appointed Minister of State for Health

1991: Professor, National University of Singapore

1991: Re-elected as one of four MPs in Tampines GRC

Jan 1994: Concurrently appointed Minister of State for Education

Apr 1995: Appointed Senior Minister of State for Health and for Education