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Chia-kan Yen

  • Birth 23 Oct 1905 Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Death 24 Dec 1993 Taipei City, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Burial New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Memorial ID 16871921

President of the Republic of China. A graduate in chemistry from St. John's University in Shanghai, Yen served several positions in the Kuomintang government, including Minister of Economic Affairs, Minister of Finance, Governor of Taiwan Province, and Premier of the Republic of China (ROC). In 1966 he became Vice President, and as such he became President upon the death of Chiang Kai-shek on April 5, 1975. He served out the remainder of Chiang's term, stepping down on May 20, 1978, after which Chiang Ching-kuo became president. Afterwards he served as chairman of the Council on Chinese Cultural Renaissance and board chairman of the National Palace Museum until 1991.

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  • Originally Created by: Chris Nelson
  • Added: 1 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16871921
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Chia-kan Yen (23 Oct 1905–24 Dec 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16871921, citing Wuchih Mountain Military Cemetery, New Taipei City, Taiwan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .