Chia-kan Yen


Chia-kan Yen Famous memorial

Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Death 24 Dec 1993 (aged 88)
Taipei City, Taipei City, Taiwan
Burial New Taipei City, Taiwan
Memorial ID 16871921 View Source

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
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Chia-kan Yen (23 Oct 1905–24 Dec 1993), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16871921, citing Wuchih Mountain Military Cemetery, New Taipei City, Taiwan ; Maintained by Find a Grave .