David See-chai Lam
OC, CVO, OBC
|25th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia|
September 9, 1988 – April 21, 1995
|Governor General||Jeanne Sauvé
|Premier||Bill Vander Zalm
|Preceded by||Robert Gordon Rogers|
|Succeeded by||Garde Gardom|
|Born||September 2, 1923
|Died||November 22, 2010
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Born in Hong Kong, Lam and his family immigrated to British Columbia following World War II. He received an Economics degree at Lingnan College in Hong Kong and an MBA from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Lam became a prominent real estate entrepreneur in Vancouver, and was a leading proponent of many groundbreaking real estate development ventures. He is also noted for being a leading philanthropist. In 1986, he helped found the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival.
In 1988 Governor General Jeanne Sauvé, on the advice of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, appointed him lieutenant governor. Three premiers served under Lam: William Vander Zalm, Rita Johnston, and Michael Harcourt.
- In 1988, he was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St. John (KStJ) and Vice-Prior of the Order from 1988 to 1995.
- In 1988, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Officer in 1995.
- In 1994, he was made a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) by the Queen in 1994.
- In 1995, he was awarded the Order of British Columbia.
- "Former B.C. lieutenant-governor David Lam dies". CBC News. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
- Canadian Heraldic Authority (Volume I), Ottawa, 1999