Andrew Wong (politician)

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Andrew Wong Wang-fat
JP
President of the Legislative Council
In office
11 October 1995 – 30 June 1997
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor Chris Patten
Preceded by Sir John Joseph Swaine
Succeeded by Rita Fan
Member of the Legislative Council
In office
30 October 1985 – 31 July 1995
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Constituency New Territories East
In office
11 October 1995 – 30 June 1997
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council
Constituency New Territories South-east
In office
21 December 1996 – 30 June 1998
(Provisional Legislative Council)
In office
1 July 1998 – 30 September 2004
Preceded by New parliament
Succeeded by Leung Kwok-hung
Constituency New Territories East
Personal details
Born (1943-12-11) 11 December 1943 (age 73)
Shanghai, Republic of China
Spouse(s) Rita Pun Ming-chu
Alma mater Wah Yan College, Hong Kong
University of Hong Kong
Syracuse University
London School of Economics and Political Science
Religion Roman Catholicism
Andrew Wong
Traditional Chinese 黃宏發

Andrew Wong Wang Fat OBE, JP, (Chinese: 黃宏發; born 11 December 1943) was the last president of the Legislative Council during British rule. He was the only person of Chinese ethnicity to have served in the position during British rule, supported by the pan-democracy camp.

Andrew Wong was born in Shanghai, Republic of China. He attended Wah Yan College, an all-male Jesuit secondary school in Hong Kong, after which studied at the University of Hong Kong, Syracuse University in the United States and completed an MPhil at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the United Kingdom. Wong is often referred to by the nickname "Uncle Fat" (Chinese: "發叔").

First elected into the Legislative Council of Hong Kong in 1985, Wong was elected by his fellow members of the Council to the position of its president in 1995. He held the position until 30 June 1997, when the sovereignty of Hong Kong was transferred from the United Kingdom to the People's Republic of China.

He served in the Provisional Legislative Council from 1997 to 1998, and was re-elected to the Legislative Council in 1998, and in 2000, after the transfer of sovereignty. He lost his seat at the 2004 Legislative Council elections.

Wong served in the Sha Tin District Board from 1981 to 1991. He was also a lecturer in the Department of Government and Public Administration of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New constituency Member of Legislative Council
Representative for New Territories East
1991–1995
Served alongside: Emily Lau
Succeeded by
Himself
as Representative for New Territories South-east
Preceded by
Himself
as Representative for New Territories East
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for New Territories South-east
1995–1997
Replaced by
Provisional Legislative Council
Preceded by
John Joseph Swaine
President of the Legislative Council
1995–1997
Succeeded by
Rita Fan
as President of the Provisional Legislative Council
New parliament Member of Provisional Legislative Council
1997–1998
Replaced by Legislative Council
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for New Territories East
1998–2004
Succeeded by
James Tien