Samson Tam

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Samson Tam Wai-ho
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Samson Tam during the 2008 elections
Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
In office
1 October 2008 – 30 September 2012
Preceded by Sin Chung-kai
Succeeded by Charles Mok
Constituency Information Technology
Personal details
Born (1964-02-26) 26 February 1964 (age 53)
Hong Kong
Alma mater Chinese University of Hong Kong (B.Sc.)
Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Ph.D.)
Occupation Company director

Samson Tam Wai-ho, JP (Chinese: 譚偉豪) (born 26 February 1964 in Hong Kong) was an elected member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (Functional constituency, Information Technology) from 2008 to 2012. He is the chairman and one of the founders of Group Sense (International) Limited, the manufacturer of "Instant-Dict" (Chinese: 快譯通) Chinese-English electronic dictionary. He graduated from Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BSc degree. Afterwards he was awarded a PhD degree by Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received “The Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong” in 1992 and was named one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons” in 1997.[1] He is also the president of Kitchee SC.

Samson won the seat of functional constituency (information technology) in the Legislative Council of Hong Kong election in the year 2008, defeating Charles Mok, by 35 votes.[2]

In the run-up to the 23 June 2010 Legco vote on the Hong Kong government's 2009 reform package, he offered his support if it included the Democratic Party's compromise proposal to have the five new district council functional constituency seats returned by popular election.[3]

In the year 2012, Samson lost his seat in the Legislative Council of Hong Kong to Charles Mok, by 765 votes.[4][5]

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Sin Chung Kai
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Information Technology
Succeeded by
Charles Mok