Marshall of Singapore: A Biography

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Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008 - 612 頁
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David Marshall (1908-1995) was one of Singapore's most remarkable sons. The eldest son of migrant Sephardic Jews, Marshall's brilliant academic career at Raffles Institution was brought to an abrupt end when he collapsed from tuberculosis. Sent away to recuperate in Switzerland, Marshall not only learnt the French language but also imbibed the French ideals of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity and returned a strong opponent of colonialism. Qualifying as a barrister in half the normal time, he rose to become Singapore's greatest criminal and constitutional lawyer. In 1955, he unexpectedly found himself the leader of the Labour Front and Singapore's first Chief Minister. His fourteen tumultuous months in office led to the eventual withdrawal of the British from Singapore but his emotional personality and impatience made him an unlikely politician. In the twilight of his career, Marshall was appointed Singapore's first ambassador to France. This is the story of this extraordinary man who was, for many, Singapore's "missionary of democracy." Using previously unavailable sources, author Kevin Tan chronicles the remarkable life, times and achievements of the man many regarded as "Singapore's Conscience."
 

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1 Baghdad to Singapore and Back
1
19171925
19
19271934
50
4 Studying Law in London
63
5 Starting Legal Practice in Singapore
85
6 War
107
7 Rebuilding Broken Lives
140
8 The Legal Legend
163
12 Building a New Singapore
290
13 Politics on the Margins
362
14 Doyen of the Bar
427
15 Viva la France
509
16 The End Game
541
Bibliography
561
Index
579
About the Author
613

9 The Political Tyro
205
10 Igniting a Spark
224
The Struggle for Survival
241
Photo Plates A
614
Photo Plates B
630
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Kevin Y L Tan graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and an LLM (Master of Law) and JSD (Doctor of the Science of Law) from the Yale Law School. He currently divides his time between teaching law and consulting on history, heritage and publishing. 

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